Clay Holmes coughs up another lead to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

Clay Holmes coughs up another lead to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk and a two-run, go-ahead double to Paul DeJong, as the Yankees lost their third straight, 4-3 to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. With a reconfigured bullpen, manager Aaron Boone went to Holmes in the bottom of the eighth with a 3-2 lead. Boone later said that Aroldis Chapman would have pitched in the ninth had the Yankees still been ahead. “It’s not easy for us right now,’’ Boone said of his team, …
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