Really thought we had that one. It was a frustrating loss for the Yankees, as the bullpen fails to hold the lead. On the bright side, we took the series from the Sox. But, we all obviously wanted that sweep and NOT to see Boston clinch on our home turf. The offense got the job done, scoring six runs. Unfortunately, the pitching side of things couldn’t tame one of the best offenses in baseball. After falling into a 3-0 hold in the first two innings, Luke Voit puts the Yankees within one of the Sox with one swing of the bat, a drilled two run shot to dead center. This was Voit’s 10th HR on the year, making the Yankees the first team in MLB history to have 12 players hit at least 10 homers in the same season. Down by two in the fourth, Giancarlo Stanton delivers a two-out grand slam into the right field seats for his 35th homer of the year! The blast earned Stanton a curtain call, as the Yanks take their first lead of the night, 6-4. That was the end of the scoring, as the game few apart later on.
Masahiro Tanaka didn’t have it tonight like he did his last handful of starts, but kept his team in the game. His pitch count is what killed him, as it took 31 pitches just to get out of the first frame. Masa came out of the game with a lead, the bullpen is what let us down. His line: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 K. David Robertson was clutch for us, getting out of the fifth without surrendering a run. Chad Green didn’t bring his stuff, giving up two runs in an inning pitched and taking the loss. Dellin Betances allowed an unearned run in the seventh, which blew the Yankees’ lead. In his first game back from the DL, Aroldis Chapman let’s the game get away. He serves up a three run shot to potential AL MVP Mookie Betts. Jonathan Holder, A.J. Cole, and Stephen Tarpley record the last four outs of the game, Tarpley collecting two strikeouts.
McCutchen: 1-2, 3B, R, 2BB
Stanton: 1-2, HR, 4RBI, R, 2BB
Voit: 1-3, HR, 2RBI, R
Yankees lose to the Red Sox 11-6, and the Sox have officially clinched the AL East. The Yankees could’ve won this game. It was looking like that would be the case for a while. Stanton hit a go-ahead grand slam (35) in the 4th to make it 6-4, but after that it was all Boston essentially. Green let up a game tying homer in the 7th, and Betances came in and couldn’t keep it tied, and the Red Sox went up 8-5. Boone then brought Chapman on to pitch the 8th. This was just dumb. With him not pitching in a month, you had to know Chapman was gonna suck, and he did, giving up a 3-run homer to Mookie Betts. It baffles me why he pitched tonight as opposed to last night. Luke Voit continues to be a powerful weapon in this lineup with another home run tonight (11), and McCutchen went 2-3 with 2 walks. But it just sucks seeing Boston celebrate on our field. Still a very good series from the Yanks however. The Orioles come into town for the last home series of the regular season this weekend. #Yankees #GiancarloStanton #ChadGreen #DellinBetances #AaronBoone #AroldisChapman #LukeVoit #AndrewMcCutchen #NYY #LetsGoYanks
The Yankees fall 11-6 in the series finale to the Boston Red Sox but still take 2/3.
Masahiro Tanaka started the game and had a rough outing. He lasted just four innings and allowed five runs. Here’s his final line: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR. The bullpen also had a rough outing. David Robinson threw a scoreless fifth. Chad Green allowed two runs in the sixth, one of them tied the game at six. Dellin Betances allowed an unearned run in the seventh. Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance since August 21st and he struggled with his command. He also allowed a 3-run home run. Jonathan Holder got the final out of the eighth. AJ Cole got the first out of the ninth. Stephen Tarpley got the the final two outs of the ninth.
The Yankee were trailing 3-0 going to the bottom of the second. Luke Voit got the Yankees on the board in the second with a long 2-run home run into monument park. That was his 10th home run as a Yankee. The Yankees are now the first team in Major League history to have 12 players hit at least 10 home runs in a season. The Red Sox got a run right back in the third. Then in the fourth, Giancarlo Stanton blasted a go-ahead grand slam into the seats in right. That was his 35th of the season. The Red Sox then took a 8-6 lead in the seventh and added three more in the eighth and unfortunately the Yankees couldn’t do anymore damage against Boston’s bullpen.
The Yankees begin a three game series tomorrow night with the Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx. It will be Yefry Ramirez against CC Sabathia.
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