Anthony Rizzo pulls no punches responding
Anthony Rizzo # 48 of the New York Yankees strikes a two-run RBI double versus the Boston Red Sox throughout the 6th inning at Fenway Park on June 16, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
New York Yankees #48 Anthony Rizzo hits a two-run, sixth-inning RBI double against the Boston Red Sox on June 16, 2023, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The picture was taken by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images.

Anthony Rizzo, who plays first base for the Yankees, is disappointed that his team was swept by the Red Sox.

Since losing Aaron Judge to injury, the New York Yankees have given up. Losing three games in a row to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday was a low point for the Yankees’ season.

The Yankees’ offence looked lifeless without Judge, as Boston shut them down 4-1 for their eighth loss in 10 games. New York only managed four hits, with Gleyber Torres’ two-run homer in the first inning being the lone bright spot.

Giancarlo Stanton’s downward spiral of despair continued. After getting an RBI in the opening inning, Anthony Rizzo has struggled at the plate since suffering a neck injury, hitting just.089.

After the game, Rizzo said the obvious regarding the Yankees’ latest defeat:

We was swept by the Red Sox,” said Anthony Rizzo. It’s a magnet. This is definitely a low point in the season, but it’s all part of the ups and downs of a season in the major leagues.

Yankees’ offending concerns continue with Red Sox sweep

The Mets are presently 39-33, 12 games down of the first-place Rays.

Despite remaining in last place, the Red Sox can take pride in sweeping the Yankees for the first time in two seasons. The Yankees had little chance of winning thanks to the outstanding pitching of Brayan Bello and the strong offensive performance of Alex Verdugo. They never came close, managing just two hits at the end of the first inning.

The rest of the Yankees’ clubhouse probably shares Rizzo’s unhappiness, and observers are left wondering why the team’s crowded lineup is performing so poorly.

While a different conversation needs to be made about Luis Severino’s future with the club (he allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks), the Yankees need more verve from their offence. It should go without saying that a lower hit total results in a lower win percentage.

On Tuesday, the Yankees will take on the Seattle Mariners in search of a much-needed win.

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