Since the All-Star break, they have fallen apart at the same time the Boston Red Sox went on a hot streak creating eight and a half games of separation between the two for first place. In the first two innings Thursday night the Yankees looked fantastic, both Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks homered leading to a 4-0 Yankees lead. After the game, Martinez explained why he believes Chapman has lost some of his effectiveness.
Then, with a chance to close the game out, Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar made a low throw that first baseman Greg Bird couldn’t handle, which allowed Jackie Bradley Jr.to score the tying run. A fastball right down the middle of the plate is a mistake most Major League Baseball hitters can capitalize on – no matter how much steam is on it. Judge, who suffered a chip fracture of his right wrist bone, was expected to be back swinging a bat this weekend and in a “game situation” three weeks from the initial injury. The next time the Yankees play a team with a winning record, it will be September 3 when they travel to Oakland to play the Athletics in a series that could have huge ramifications on the AL Wild Card Game. It was Boston’s third straight win over NY in this weekend’s series.
The Yankees’ dreams of taking down Boston on the road lasted three innings, with NY jumping out to an early 4-1 lead on Thursday night to start the series. Porcello, Eovaldi, and Kimbrel held NY to 6 hits and 2 runs in the next 18 innings.
“I didn’t appreciate them throwing at my leadoff guy”, Cora said.
“It feels like another great win, obviously it was against our rivals”, Boston’s J.D. Martinez said. Anthony DeSclafani (5-3) allowed 1 run and 6 hits in 7 innings.
Philles 5, Marlins 1: Roman Quinn had a two-run double, Rhys Hoskins and Jorge Alfaro each added two hits including RBI singles and Philadelphia defeated visiting Miami. We are three games down in the four-game Red Sox series in Fenway and who knows what awaits us tonight as we face off in the ESPN game. He struck out seven and walked none. He has also hit 26 home runs and tallied 61 RBIs.
This season, he has faced the Yankees twice, allowing 12 runs, including six homers, in 4 1/3 innings.
Kevin Gausman will make his debut for the Atlanta Braves, who acquired him in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles just ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.
As of now, the Yankees are on pace for a 100-win season that would conclude with the unfortunate reward of a one-game, do-or-die Wild Card spot at the end of the season. They improved to 4-11 against Atlanta this year and won for only the 10th time in their last 34 home games. He’d gone 0-for-4 with two strikeouts before the game-winner. In his last two starts, he has worked 15 scoreless innings, yielding six hits while striking out 17.
The Marlins had tied the game in the seventh on a two-run homer by Derek Dietrich and a solo shot by Justin Bour two outs later.