Rivera: 'We Had 2 Chances and We Couldn't Hold'
CHICAGO – In the wake of the lowest moment of the Yankees season, a 6-5 walkoff loss in 12 innings to the White Sox, both manager Joe Girardi and reliever Adam Warren settled on the same percentage: 99 out of 100.
That's how often Warren should be able to field the grounder tapped back to him by Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers with two outs in the final frame. Instead, Warren said he “miffed” the ball, allowing it to bounce of his glove for a single. “I'm not sure how he missed it,” Girardi said.
Two batters later, Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza roped a two-run triple to dump the Yankees (57-56) into a nadir, with a 2-6 record on this trip. The White Sox entered this series on a 10-game losing streak. They captured a sweep on a night when they were twice down to their last out: First with Mariano Rivera in the ninth, then with Warren at the end.
“We had two chances,” Rivera said. “And we couldn't hold one of them. That's bad. We cannot do that.”
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