Jonathan Holder made sure to endear himself to the Fenway faithful Thursday night. 


Unfortunately, he was pitching for the Yankees. When starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia struggled early in the fourth inning, Holder was brought in to stop the bleeding. Instead of putting pressure on the wound, Holder went ahead and severed the artery. 

Holder would give up 7 earned runs before he was mercifully pulled by manager Aaron Boone. Holder hadn't succeeded in getting a single out and had given up 5 hits and 1 walk. His night culminated in a  Steve Pearce three-run home run that put the Yankees in a huge hole.

Surprisingly, there are very few Yankees pitchers who have ever given up 7 earned runs without recording an out. It was a feat that hadn't been accomplished since Bob Kammeyer in 1979. The 39-year streak was broken tonight by Holder.

The Yankees are not in a position where they can afford to give games away to the Red Sox. It was already going to be an uphill climb to catch them at the top of the AL East and tonight's game was another massive misstep. 


​They need to figure it out or they are going to be stuck in a one-game playoff come October.