After the closure of the Yankees by Yusei Kikuchi of Seattle, they credited the southpaw, who did not give up before the sixth inning.
Cameron Maybin said of Kikuchi's efforts after the Yankees were beaten by the Mariners, 10-1, on Wednesday night in the Bronx, putting an end to their three-game winning streak.
Maybin was not ironic, but it would be easy to know, since cameras showed a substance on Kikuchi's hat hat, probably pine tar, which undoubtedly helped him control what which has turned into another chilly night at the stadium. .
But Maybin and the rest of his teammates were insensitive to any potential controversy.
"I'm mad," said Maybin. "Nobody noticed it. Nobody said anything. We have more and more worries trying to make tracks and attract guys to the base. I do not think it has anything to do with it. "
Manager Aaron Boone said that he had become aware of it very late. … We'll take a look and see what we do. "
Kikuchi led DJ LeMahieu to the front of the first goal, and then pulled out the next 16 batters he faced before Mike Tauchman started a brace in the left-field line with a draw in the sixth.
LeMahieu followed with a single right to put the riders at the corners and Luke Voit 'sacrifice gave the Yankees their only sequence of the match, extending their series of unrestrained matches to 118.
That was pretty much all for the positives, as the Yankees showed they missed their big missing bat.
And that evening, they also missed James Paxton, who suffers from inflammation of the left knee and was replaced in rotation by Jonathan Loaisiga.
The right-hander was beaten for four runs in four innings, showing an inability to fend off the batters, giving the Mariners a better chance of getting him to pay.
It was Loaisiga's third start for the Yankees. His best performance came in his previous outing, when he pitched three scoreless rounds in relief for CC Sabathia in a win against the Angels on April 24th.
"He had trouble tidying up guys in certain situations," said Boone. "You see the flashes inside and how good it can be. We just have to keep working with him as he develops. "
Loaisiga had a similar assessment, difficult to argue after struggling against the Mariners from the start, scoring two goals, one goal and one run in the first 27-run run that set the tone.
With Paxton and Luis Severino (lying down), the Yankees have very little depth in the pitch and Loaisiga needed 83 shots to win four innings.
Mitch Haniger led the third goal with a home run to score 2-0, and the Mariners scored a pair of two outings in the fourth.
Loaisiga was replaced by Luis Cessa to open the fifth, and Cessa quickly gave way to the burning solo of Edwin Encarnacion, who conceded a second straight night and a fourth time in his last five games.
Meanwhile, Kikuchi sailed despite Boone stacking the Yankees with eight right-handed batters, only Tauchman swaying to the left.
Unlike Tuesday, when the Yankees returned from a three-point deficit by scoring one point in the eighth and three in the ninth to win their third straight game and fifth in six games, they could not compete in another late rally. .
"It really shut us down," said Boone. "We did not have a lot of hard contacts with him. He commanded. Finally, we launched two hits, but he beat us tonight. "
The Yankees also lost Gio Urshela after hitting a foul on his left knee at the bottom of the seventh. He finished the game after a brief visit from coach Steve Donohue and Boone, but was removed after the inning. X-rays being negative, they seemed to have avoided another serious injury.