Boone: Yankees 'should be ticked off' after shutout loss to Blue Jays
"We should be ticked off right now, and we need to start playing better, plain and simple," the manager said, according to SNY.
The Yankees were stymied by Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman, who allowed just four hits over seven innings before Yimi Garcia and Jordan Romano pitched clean innings in the eighth and ninth, respectively.
New York has lost the first two games of the series against Toronto, pushing its August record to 4-13 and dropping its lead in the American League East to eight games over the Blue Jays.
"I don't give a crap about the lead," Boone said. "Play better. We'll handle it. We can talk about that. Eight, nine, seven, ten. We need to play better. If we play like this, it's not going to matter anyways. We handle our business, we're in a great spot. We understand that, but we need to handle our business."
The two clubs square off in the third of a four-game set on Saturday. Gerrit Cole takes the hill for the Yankees, with Mitch White pitching for the Jays.
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