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The Yankees are a team that takes advantage of the weakest links of their opponents, game after game. For much of baseball, this is found in their bullpen, which is often made up of solid-enough major league pitchers who couldn't quite find it as a starter or only have a solid pitch (or two) that they can really pitch.
Fortunately for the Yankees, they seem to keep finding new gems in their system. Last year it was the inception of Chad Green from starting pitcher to shut-down reliever. This year, their latest magic has been found in Jonathan Holder, a man who has been living up to his name for the Yankees this year.
With Holder stopping the Mariners attack (and Chapman in the 9th), the Yankees offense was able to knock the Mariners King off his throne. They then took advantage of the weaker arms in the bullpen as they collected 5 runs in the last third of the game, most importantly off the bats of Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton.
And without further ado, let's get to the recap:Read More
Much of the past day was spent on doing things for Father's Day with my dad, my grandparents, and my extended family. Both fortunately and not, this meant that much of the Yankee game today went by without much notice.
I was able to sit down at watch the Old Timer's Day celebrations with my brother and dad, and we watched the game- and Nick Swisher's home run to the second deck in right field- as the Bombers destroyed the Clippers 15-3. Here is a video of the Swisher Home Run.
However, the Baby Bombers would not hold up to a victory as the Old-Time Bombers had done previously in the afternoon.Read More
During his last start it was obvious that the Yankees ace was not going to be as advertised against the Mets. Luis Severino still battled and got through 5 innings while allowing only 2 runs, but was handed a loss as the offense failed to score at all.
Today, Severino made up greatly for that, and was better than could be expected for a typical start out of the teams ace of the pitching staff. It was only his second scoreless outing of more than 6 innings pitched all year, the other being his complete game shutout against the Astros on May 2nd.
Also helping Severino collect his 10th win of the season was the offense, who behind timely hitting from Gleyber Torres and Didi Gregorius, and back-to-back solo home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez brought the Yankees to a 4-1 victory. This win sealed a series victory against the Rays a day early, as we look forward to tomorrow: Father's Day, Old Timer's Day, and (hopefully) a complete 4-game sweep.Read More
Last week when Masahiro Tanaka was removed from the Mets game after straining both his hamstrings while scoring a run on a sacrifice fly, it became even more apparent that the Yankees are in desperate need for starting pitching help.
While fans- both educated and not...side note to everyone who calls into local NYC Sports Radio: The Mets don't want Tyler Austin or Austin Romine, and, those two are not going to sway a trade in the Yankees favor for DeGrom...however, I digress- have been clamoring for Cashman to make a major deal, the Yankees have been looking at their internal options.
Last night, Domingo German put together a 10 strikeout performance around his first win of the season. Tonight, it was Jonathan Loaisiga's turn for the fans to experience what the Yankee farm system is all about.Read More