These New York Yankees losses may be one’s fans never recover from. However, they’re worth taking a look at to reflect on what could’ve been.
Which New York Yankees losses since 1990 have been the most painful? There are plenty of moments that many fans have attempted to forget but haven’t quite been able to shed the memories.
Here are the five that stick out most.
5. 2017 ALCS Game 7
After playing the role of sellers during the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline, not many expected the 2017 Yankees to be World Series contenders.
They proved the world wrong as behind rookie Aaron Judge‘s 52 home run season, the Bombers went 91-71 and won the AL Wild Card Game over the Minnesota Twins. After climbing out of a 2-0 hole to beat the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, the Yankees took on the Houston Astros in the 2017 ALCS.
After dropping games one and two in Houston, the Yankees won games three, four, and five in the Bronx, but Game 6 in Houston setting up a win or take all game seven. There the New York offensive flopped as Charlie Morton held the Bombers bats silent and the Astros pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth and three in the bottom of the fifth to win the game 4-0.
Having two chances to clinch the world series and blowing them both was painful, but given the cinderella like run, there were still plenty of Yankees fans left proud of the 2017 squad upon elimination.
Score: Astros: 4, Yankees: 0