Looking at the box score, it would be easy to give the MVP of the game to Betts, who went 2-for-6 with two home runs and three runs batted in. You can check out the rest of the pregame notes here. They fought, the hitters fought today, but I gave up that home run.
In the first inning, a returning Masahiro Tanaka got the first two outs pretty easily, but then things got away from him. He finished 2 for 4 after batting.
The Yankees returned the favor with a two-out rally of their own in the second inning off of Miley. Girardi assumes Drew will be back in New York on Thursday. Refsnyder hit a ground rule double to right field, which got in front of Holt and bounced into the stands. Sabathia has allowed three runs in 12 innings over two quality starts against Boston this year without factoring into a decision in either.WALK-OFFS1.
It’s just that the feel-good vibe that has defined this Yankee season, even as the Blue Jays blew past them in the AL East, seems to be deteriorating quickly. Pedroia led the third off with another ground rule double to left field, as his hit bounced just inside the foul line before entering the seats.
Pineda is 3-1 this month, but his ERA is 4.41 and he was absolutely horrendous during Tuesday’s first inning.
Leave it to the New York Yankees to clinch with a victory milestone, as their 10,000th win in franchise history was a wild-card clincher. Girardi said that despite his inexperience in that role, he would trust Eovaldi out of the bullpen ‘if he was throwing the ball well’.
The 11th inning started with a Travis Shaw single.
Bailey (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Deven Marrero with one out in the 11th. The Yankees went 15-9 in games Tanaka started this season. If he can figure out how to keep hitting for power at this level while also reducing his chase rate back toward something close to last year’s mark, Betts might very well be able to draw walks and hit for power. His first one was very impressive coming off the dominant set-up man Dellin Betances to tie the game in what was arguably the biggest hit of the night.
The Yankees tied it when Young’s hard grounder deflected off third baseman Devin Marrero’s glove into left field. Oh, and Yankees took their first lead of the game, 5-4. They were swept in the next round by the Detroit Tigers and struggled with massive injuries the next two years while getting 84 and 85 wins, respectively. And Tanaka started off strong enough, retiring the first two batters he faced. Hill, who has pitched in parts of 11 big league seasons, pitched briefly this summer for the Long Island Ducks, an independent league team. In the eighth, the combination of Layne, Noe Ramirez, and Jean Machi walked four Yankees, but were able to escape without giving up a run thanks to a huge pickoff play by Layne on Ellsbury to pick up the first out. But Bradley wanted to make sure to get in that second run. Dalton Pompey came on to pinch-run and moved to second on center fielder Kevin Pillar’s single. It hit off the third base umpire, keeping Young from a likely double. He hit. 256 with a. 364 on-base percentage and struck out in 22 percent of his plate appearances from April to August. Even if the Yankees dropped out of their wild-card post and missed the playoffs, they wouldn’t be failing as bad as one fan in attendance on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox played a video tribute to Orsillo at the final home game Sunday, drawing cheers and leaving him speechless on air.
The Yankees came back from an early 3-0 deficit but eventually lost, 9-5, in 11 innings to the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Red Sox: DH David Ortiz was out of the starting lineup with general soreness and may not start in the final series this weekend….