Aaron Boone cannot be serious.
The Yankees fell 3-2 to the Astros Thursday, continuing their struggles against the No. 1 team in the American League. They are now down 0-2 in the series as the matchup now shifts to New York.
If there was something to blame on the loss in Game 2, it would be the roof being open, at least according to Aaron Boone.
Boone lamented that the roof affected an Aaron Judge flyout in the eighth inning. The would have been a go-ahead homer for the Yankees, but as it stood it was just a 345-foot fly-out to right field.
“Who would have thought, I think the roof open kind of killed us,” Boone told reporters, per SNY. ‘I think it’s a 390(-foot) ball. … I didn’t think he smoked it like a no-doubter, but it felt like his homers to right.”
You heard it here, it was the roof, not the Yankees striking out so much or leaving five men on base or even going 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
The Yankees have struggled terribly in the two games at Minute Maid Park, striking out a whopping 17 times in Game 1 and 13 times in Game 2.
The Yankees better figure something out because they are losing to a team who is getting no help from the likes of Jose Altuve who is 0-23 in the 2022 Post-Season and Yordan Alvarez who is 1 for his last 13.
Imagine if one of them just wakes up.