Last night we found out two Yankees have already punched their ticket to Cincinnati, Ohio to the All-Star Game while another Yankee is on the final ballot to potentially become an All-Star. This season, he has the second best ERA in the AL, at 2.09, and he has 97 strikeouts in 107.2 innings.
Eovaldi gave the lead back in the third as the Athletics opened the inning with three straight singles, tying it up on Stephen Vogt’s single.
Oakland Athletics’ Brett Lawrie hits a home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Sonny Gray threw seven gritty innings for Oakland in his return from an illness that sent him to the hospital and forced him to skip a start. New York DH Alex Rodriguez said he considered himself a long shot to be named to the All-Star team while adding that DHs Nelson Cruz and Prince Fielder were good selections….
Eovaldi, who was 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in the previous three starts worked 5¹/₃ innings, gave up two runs, six hits, walked one and whiffed four with 86 pitches. The Yankees are 14-5 in their last 19 home games and 6-2 in Eovaldis last 8 starts.
Ike Davis is 5 for 13 with two home runs, two doubles and three walks off Eovaldi, while Josh Reddick is 3 for 7 in the matchup.
Didi Gregorius gave the Yankees another lead in the fourth with an RBI single. Nathan is 0-1 with a 5.60 ERA in 3 career starts vs the A’s. Gray – who was pitching on 11 days rest after dealing with a case of salmonella – retired A-Rod and Mark Teixeira, but Brian McCann and Garrett Jones delivered run-scoring singles, giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead. On top of that, Betances is about to lose his closer’s job, as Girardi said Tuesday that the role will be returned to Andrew Miller when he comes off the disabled list on Wednesday.
Those are the only two home runs Betances has allowed all year, and they brought his ERA from 1.10 to 1.65. New York won a crucial series against the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend while Oakland failed to take full advantage of a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
The New York Yankees’ first matchup with the Oakland Athletics didn’t go well, with Sonny Gray playing a key role.