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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sonny Gray rips himself after blowout loss to Red Sox

Sonny Gray

Sonny Gray has not pitched well in his first full season with the New York Yankees, and the low point for the right-hander came when he was lit up by the Boston Red Sox in a blowout loss on Saturday. After the game, Gray said he deserved every piece of negative feedback the home fans gave him.

Gray allowed seven hits and six earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings against Boston. The Yankees lost 11-0, as Chris Sale was dominant for the Sox. When asked about fans booing him, Gray said he would have reacted the same way.

With the exception of a few solid starts, Gray has been knocked around all year long. The Yankees have the second-best record in baseball behind only the Red Sox, but Gray is 5-6 with a 5.44 ERA. He seemed to acknowledge that he has been one of the few dull spots on a team that has been shining for most of the season.

Gray has now allowed 16 earned runs in his past four starts, and any talk about the catcher being an issue is not going to hold weight. The Yankees expected a lot more from him when they traded several prospects to acquire him at last year’s trade deadline, and he’s obviously aware of that.

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