The Marlins scored four runs in the first two innings and Jarlin Garcia continued his early-season dominance en route to a 9-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Garcia broke a modern MLB record when he surpassed 10 innings without a hit as a starting pitcher as he silenced the Yankees' offense. The top three hitters in New York's lineup -- Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton -- went a combined 0-for-9 on the night with five strikeouts.
The Yankees were also sloppy in the field, as Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin committed errors.
Masahiro Tanaka struggled for the second consecutive outing, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Luis Cessa pitched two innings of relief and allowed two additional runs to score in the eighth inning.
JT Realmuto had two hits, including a three-run homer off Tanaka in the fifth inning, and four RBIs. Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with an RBI against his former team and Derek Dietrich had two hits and an RBI.
A day after destroying an inferior Miami team, the Yankees slunk into the same hole from which the Marlins hid yesterday.
The Yankees have once again failed to build off a complete win, of which they have had few early on this season. It feels as though the Yankees are fortunate to be a .500 team considering the wildly inconsistent and often disappointing nature of their performances to date.
The Yankees have received several poor performances from the rotation of late, including Tanaka's last two starts. The bullpen has been erratic to say the least and the defense has been abysmal all season (two more errors, for 17 on the season, which is second-worst in baseball).
The offense will not always be able to carry the club, so something is going to have to change with the other facets, and soon. If the Yankees cannot get collectively hot soon, they could have a difficult time digging out of an April hole no one expected them to fall into.
The Yankees will have Wednesday off before welcoming the Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.00 ERA) will face Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 3.66 ERA).