The New York Yankees suffered a historic nine-game losing streak, their longest in 41 years, with a 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Tommy Kahnle allowed the go-ahead homer to CJ Abrams in the eighth inning. This losing streak, which began on August 11th, is the longest since September 1982 when the Yankees had three managers. The team has been outscored 53-20 and hasn’t held a lead since August 14th.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone remains optimistic, stating that the team is working hard to turn things around. This losing streak is a tough phase in what has been a challenging season.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees’ last 10-game losing streak was in 1913 when they were known as the Yankees and shared the Polo Grounds with the Giants.
Abrams’ home run broke a 1-1 tie, and it was his 13th of the season. The Nationals have been performing well lately, winning 13 of their last 19 games. They secured this victory after manager Dave Martinez agreed to a new two-year contract.
Ben Rortvedt homered and had both hits for the Yankees, who struggled to generate offense. Carlos Rodón pitched well for the Yankees, allowing one run over six innings.
The Yankees also displayed strong outfield defense, with three outfield assists in the game. Josiah Gray pitched six innings for the Nationals and survived issuing five walks.
In the end, Kyle Finnegan secured the win for the Nationals with his 22nd save of the season.