The Yankees lost to the Mariners, 10-1, at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Wednesday's game…
1) Are the Yankees asking too much of Jonathan Loaisiga? In four innings, the 24-year-old right-hander coughed up four runs on six hits (including a home run) and two walks, while striking out three batters. Here's the thing: Loaisiga has more innings in the big leagues than he does at any professional level besides his one season in the Dominican Summer League back in 2013. Loaisiga is a talented pitcher, but he's far from polished and asking him to do that in the majors might not be fair.
2) The Yankees were being no-hit by Mariners' starter Yusei Kikuchi into the sixth inning, before Mike Tauchman hit a flare into the left field grass. In all, Kikuchi allowed just three hits and one run in his 7 2/3 innings of work.
3) Luke Voit notched his 30th RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Voit has come a long way from being stuck in St. Louis' farm system just a year ago. He has 63 RBIs in his 75 games as a Yankee.
4) DJ LeMahieu kept his hitting streak alive with a sixth inning single. The Yankees second baseman grabbed a second hit in the eighth inning and is hitting .487 (18-for-37) across the 10-game span. LeMahieu has seven multi-hit games in the stretch.
5) Miguel Andujar went 0-for-4 tonight and has not recorded a hit in his last 13 at-bats. He looks a bit lost at the plate, which is understandable considering the amount of time spent on the disabled list. Andujar is hitting .156 this season in 32 at-bats.
6) Luis Cessa continues to impress as the long man in the bullpen. Cessa came on in the fifth inning and threw three frames of one-run ball. He allowed three hits (including a solo home run), didn't walk a batter and struck out five. In 19 innings this season (11 appearances), Cessa owns a 3.32 ERA.
The Yankees play the series finale against the Mariners on Thursday night with J.A. Happ and Mike Leake fighting it out on the mound at 6:35 p.m.