HOUSTON — One other recreation, one other hitless evening for Joey Gallo.
The struggling outfielder is now in an 0-for-26 hunch in his nightmarish season.
Aaron Boone managed to discover a optimistic following the Yankees’ 2-1 loss to Houston on Thursday at Minute Maid Park, noting Gallo had a stroll in his first at-bat, however Gallo adopted it up with a strikeout and a groundout.
“He’s obtained to maintain grinding via it,’’ Boone stated. “It’s definitely been a problem.”
On this most up-to-date 10-game span, Gallo has 5 walks and scored simply two runs, with no RBIs and 14 strikeouts.
He hit ninth once more on Thursday, beginning over Aaron Hicks in proper subject.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa was terrific at shortstop. He made a diving play to his proper and robust throw to get Mauricio Dubon within the seventh and one other stellar play on a Jose Altuve grounder within the eighth.
“These had been two spectacular performs by him, particularly with the fellows operating,’’ Boone stated. “That first one was particular. It was good to see him vary like that and make good, correct throws.”
Josh Donaldson struck out 3 times and flied to proper, as he appears to vary his outcomes on the plate, saying he desires to get extra balls within the air.
“I’m hitting means too many floor balls on the left facet,’’ Donaldson stated. “That’s not what I need to do in any respect.”
He has hit only one homer in 95 plate appearances since coming back from the COVID IL, when he additionally obtained a cortisone shot on his proper shoulder.
“He’s been shut for some time,’’ Boone stated. “He simply hasn’t gotten that scorching streak.”