💥 YANKEES WIN 4-1! 💥
The Yanks ride Happ’s excellent seven inning performance to their seventh win in their last nine games!
J.A. Happ spun another very good outing in his third game since arriving in the Bronx. His line: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K. Little too many walks, but who cares when only one hit is allowed. Only three games of course, but he has been beyond anything the Yanks could have hoped. They’re 3-0 in his starts.
Aaron Hicks put the Yanks on the board in the first with an RBI single to score Giancarlo.
The bats would be silenced by Rays’ lefty Jalen Beeks until Austin Romine sliced his career high 8th home run down the right field line. His 2-Run shot made it a 3-0 game at the time.
Greg Bird’s RBI double in the eighth provided some extra insurance for Chapman in the ninth.
Dellin and Chapman closed out the final two innings. Dellin shockingly allowed a solo home run to Adames on the first pitch, but bounced back to retire the next three hitters. He looked sharp. He also made Yankee history. Tonight was his 29th straight appearance with a strikeout, passing Andrew Miller (2016) for the most in Yankees history. It was also his 592nd career strikeout, tying Tommy Byrne for 30th in franchise history (via Brendan Kuty). This might be crazy to think about, but Dellin is establishing himself as one of the better relievers in Yankees’ history.
Chapman also looked sharp in his inning of work, quickly retiring the first two, and then worked around a single to induce a game-ending flyout.
Dellin: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Chapman: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Solid all around win. Good way to bounce back after a rough one last night. The pitching was extremely stable and the bats were good enough. Game two is tomorrow night. Cessa will get the ball in place of CC against Jacob Faria. #LetsGoYankees
Thoughts on the win? 👇🤔