Miguel Andujar’s error didn’t sit well with Yankees Aaron Boone

BALTIMORE – The third baseman is instructed to go to the hole after every ground ball if he thinks a clean game can be made.

So when Miguel Andujer started his left over Pedro Severino’s grounder to start the sixth inning at Camden Yards, it appeared that shortstop Tyler Wade was in a better position to bring the ball into the area and put it past Andujar. Was to receive – which struggles defensively.

It was Anduzaar’s aggression that cost the Yankees, as his glove was torn off by the ball for an error that led to two unearned runs in a 5–1 loss.

“If you’re going to get the ball cleanly as a third baseman, you’re going to go in front of shortstop,” said former league third baseman Aaron Boone. “Anyway, this is a play we obviously have to do. ‘

First baseman Mike Ford made a fielding error after a pickoff play that led to a third unearned run a day later, with four of four Oriole runs unearned.

“We talk of winning margins and right now we’re struggling to score some runs,” Boone said. “It’s the little things that matter in these tight games.”

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Starting on Monday at Buffalo, the Yankees will play their first of 10 matches against the Blue Jays in an 18-day stretch that will likely decide to finish second in the AL East and occupy an automatic spot in the postseason.

In a strange twist in a very different season, this would be the first time the Yankees and Blue Jays would meet this season despite being in the same division.

“Obviously they are a good team and we started seeing a lot of young players emerging last year and still continue to do so,” Boone said. “They’ve made a good pitching staff, they made some moves that enhance their rotation, their pen. They’re going to be a challenge whether we want them to play 10 in 18 or whatever. We have to play well and they There will be important games. ”

With three matches this week, it is unlikely that either Giancarlo Stanton or Aaron Judge will be ready. The next time the Yankees face the Blue Jays, they are 15-17 at Yankee Stadium. The final meeting is a four-game series at Buffalo 21–24 and there is no guarantee that Stanton or the judges will return to form a lineup that desperately needs help.

Sunday marked Boone’s fourth straight game with Luke Voyt as DH and starting left-handed swinging Mike Ford at first base.

“It’s more about me that I’m leaning so much on Luke and playing him for several days in a row. Boo says just use DH with him while we have that place a little more open. “Obviously it is not a closed day, but it is a way to keep it there every day and lighten the load from a defensive point of view. It is more about keeping Luke as fresh as possible. ”

Glieber Torres’ return from the injured list with a left hamstring injury came a day earlier than expected, so the shortstop did not start Sunday’s game, but it was not due to a physical problem. Nor did Boone be tempted to play Torres against a team he kills and in a park he has hit very well.

“No temptation because we brought him back the day before [it] Keeping in mind that Sunday will be the day of his recovery from Scranton, “Boone said of playing Torres, a career. Camden Yards had 33 homers in 18 matches with eight homers and 14 RBIs and a .345 hitter for 16 homers and 31 RBIs. Against the Orioles. “It was either Sunday or Saturday. No temptation. ”

Torres went 1-for-3 with a double and was out for a walk with Saturday’s 6-1 loss and Sunday as a pinch hitter.

When Jordan Montgomery faces the Blue Jays on Monday at Buffalo’s Sahlen Field, he will feel comfortable at an event that took place four years ago at the Triple-A facility when she was with Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.

“I think Buffalo is where I scorched Triple-A most often [innings] Is the record. I’m pretty sure, “said Montgomery, who threw 29 ₃ / ‘innings on August 7-31, 2016. I have good memories I enjoyed it That’s why COVID was not there to worry about when we were just throwing it there and there was nothing else to worry about. Good memories, don’t worry about just one more ballpark. This is a ballpark. we will do it. ”

The Yankees missed outliner Estevan Florial from the alternate venue and sent right-handed reliever Miguel Yazur to Scranton. Yajure played the last two innings on Saturday.

The Yankees brought back leftie reliever Luis Avillon on Sunday and added him to the 60-man roster and sent him to an alternate site in Scranton. Avilan was released on August 28 after appearing in 10 games this year.