David Value grew to become father to a child lady this weekend, however the Yankees stay his daddy.
Not less than that’s the message the sellout crowd of 47,267 despatched the southpaw Sunday evening because the AL East leaders hammered Value but once more in The Bronx to shut out a four-game sweep with a commanding 7-Four victory over the skidding Purple Sox.
“Who’s your daddy, who’s your daddy,” — the identical derisive chant geared toward Pedro Martinez years in the past — could possibly be heard a number of instances throughout Value’s rocky 2 ²/₃-inning effort, and for good cause. The five-time All-Star was blistered for 9 hits, seven for further bases, and 7 earned runs because the Purple Sox misplaced their eighth straight sport and fell a whopping 14 ¹/₂ video games behind the Yankees within the AL East. In eight begins with the Purple Sox in opposition to the Yankees, he’s pitched to a 9.61 ERA, permitting 16 homers and 67 hits over 39 ¹/₃ innings.
“I’ve confronted them lots, I’ve simply obtained to study one thing totally different,” he stated, when requested about his struggles in opposition to the Yankees. “It’s a superb hitting group. They put the ball in play, they hit it onerous. They make it robust on me.”
Value obtained to New York late Saturday evening after spending three days together with his spouse Tiffany for the start of their second youngster. He maintained his absence didn’t have an effect on his efficiency and there have been by no means any doubts about taking the ball.
“I wasn’t going to overlook this begin,” Value stated.
In fact, Value hasn’t pitched effectively in any respect of late. The Purple Sox misplaced every of his 4 earlier begins and his ERA was a ghastly 6.52. His final outing, Value lasted solely Four ¹/₃ innings and gave up 9 hits and 4 runs in a loss to the Rays. His ERA now sits at 4.36 as he fell to 7-5 on the season.
After giving up a solo homer to Aaron Decide within the first, Value appeared to search out his footing. He labored round a Kyle Higashioka double within the second and recorded two outs with only a runner on first within the third.
However then the whole lot fell aside. Seven straight Yankees reached base. By the point the carnage was over, his evening was completed, and the Yankees had pushed six runs throughout the plate. The group serenaded him with a mock standing ovation as he walked off the mound, a becoming finish to the brutal weekend.
Simply eight days in the past, the Purple Sox had been solely eight video games behind the Yankees, however they haven’t gained since, and now sit 6 ¹/₂ video games out of the AL’s second wild card.
“General,” supervisor Alex Cora stated, “a horrible week.”