The Yankees were unable to complete the doubleheader sweep, falling the in second game to the Mets on Tuesday, 10-4. >> Box score
5 takeaways from Tuesday's game...
1) James Paxton did not pitch well for the second consecutive start. He has yet to pitch more than five innings since coming off the IL on May 29 (albeit he was on a strict pitch count his first start back) and this time he could not even make it out of the third, lasting just 2.2 innings and allowing six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one. His ERA has skyrocketed to 4.04.
2) Aaron Boone called upon Chance Adams to eat innings, although there is an off day tomorrow, and he was unable to keep the Yankees in the game. After the Bombers narroed the lead to 6-3 at the end of the third inning, Adams promptly gave up a two-run home run to J.D. Davis following a Gio Urshela error and then in the fifth he allowed a solo shot to Carlos Gomez, finishing with a line of 4.1 innings, three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and three walks while striking out three.
3) The Yankees' offense did not have any firepower leftover from the first game. They showed some life in the third inning, scoring three runs but they could have done more damage, with two of those runs coming on RBI groundouts. They finished 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
4) Even worse than the offense's numbers with RISP was the bottom half of the lineup. Spots 5-9 combined to go 2-for-19 with both hits coming from No. 9 hitter Brett Gardner, including a ninth inning solo home run.
5) The Yankees should at least be encouraged by Gleyber Torres. He did not play the first game because he is dealing with a minor shoulder issue but it did not appear to hinder him in the field or at the plate, where he went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Yankees have an off day on Wednesday before heading out to Chicago to play the White Sox on Thursday at 8:10 p.m.