Four straight games scoring only two runs, and the offense is only getting thinner. Tonight’s 6-2 loss to the Angels was punctuated by the news that Mark Teixeira has aggravated his right wrist and will see Dr. Christopher Ahmad in New York tomorrow. Teixeira hurt his wrist in March, rehabbed without surgery, and claimed to be feeling just fine before leaving tonight’s game in the fourth inning. The Yankees acknowledged in spring training that if Teixeira ultimately needs surgery on his injured tendon sheath, it will be a season-ending procedure. With or without Teixeira, though, the offense has been dreadful. The Yankees have gone eight straight games without scoring more than four runs, and they’ve scored only two runs in five of their past six. Brett Gardner tripled in a run and then scored on Jayson Nix single in the third, but that 2-1 Yankees lead was short lived. Starter David Phelps was charged with four runs through six innings, and these days, four runs is too many for the Yankees to withstand.
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