For the fifth straight start, the Yankees did not score a run while Jordan Montgomery was on the mound.
The Yankees have lost those last four, including Friday’s 4-0 loss to the Red Sox in The Bronx, when Montgomery conceded three runs in six innings.
When asked about the lack of run support, Montgomery said: “I’m not worried about it. I try to do my job better every time I go out there and try to keep us in that.” I’m trying
He conceded three runs in the second innings, which “can’t happen,” Montgomery said.
It put the Yankees in an opening hole that their tentative lineup, which was without Aaron Judge and Geo Ursella (both on the COVID-19 injured list), could not survive.
Montgomery started on Friday when the Yankees decided not to push back all their starting pitchers, a day after Thursday’s postponement.
Domingo German, who was scheduled to start Thursday’s game, played his seventh inning on Friday and could start on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Gerrit Cole will pitch on Saturday on an extended seven-day sabbatical.
Cole thought the extra time off was beneficial when he had bowled 129 pitches in his previous outing, when he was coming off an illness.
“I think there are pluses and minuses at different times of the year,” Cole said. “In some cases you need seven days, sometimes, you don’t. At this point, being sick and coming off that start, a few extra days is appreciated.”
Other times, Cole said, you might lose the sense of your pitches, which the Yankees hope isn’t because Cole is coming out of a major full-game shutout in Houston.
Jameson Tallon is set to kick off the Red Sox series in The Bronx starting Sunday.
Clint Frazier’s bizarre absence still shows no sign of clarity.
He has been on the injured list since July 2, which the team originally called Vertigo, which has since been ruled out.
Boone said the outfielder “is still going through testing focused on his vision, how his eyes move and how it affects his vision.”
According to Boone, he has tried new contacts who have “ruled out bigger, more serious things.”
Miguel Andujar is still battling a strain on his left wrist. According to Boone, he got a cortisone shot on Friday, which would put him off for a few days.
Boone added the Yankees “don’t look like he’s very far off.”
Justin Wilson remains a wreck for his return to the Yankees.
The left-hander conceded a home run to JD Martinez in the eighth innings on Friday. This was only the fifth homer allowed by Wilson in an innings of 15 /₃ this season, and his ERA increased to 8.62.
The Yankees had a moment of silence ahead of Friday’s game for Dick Tidrow, who died on Wednesday. He played for six years with the Yankees and was part of the 1977 and 1978 World Series Championship teams. Tidrow, who was 74, was also a scout for the Yankees.