- Derek McAdam
About Last Night: White Sox 3, Yankees 2
By Derek McAdam
May 15, 2022
The Yankees’ five-game losing streak was snapped by the White Sox last night, losing by a score of 3-2.
Quick Stats: Win: Liam Hendriks (1-2) Loss: Aroldis Chapman (0-1)
Jordan Montgomery: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Giancarlo Stanton: 3-for-4, RBI
Big Story: It was a battle of two southpaws in Southside Chicago last night. Jordan Montgomery gave up an early run to the White Sox in the 1st, as Luis Robert singled in a run to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. Yoan Moncada hit his 2nd home run of the season in the 3rd, doubling the White Sox lead to 2-0. Dallas Keuchel gave the White Sox five shutout innings, followed by Kendall Graveman following it up with two shutout innings.
In the 8th, Giancarlo Stanton singled in a run to cut the Yankee deficit in half at 2-1. The Yankees tied the game at 2-2 in the 9th on a sacrifice fly from Kyle Higashioka, but the White Sox won it in the bottom of the inning on a Luis Robert single.
Player(s) of the Game: Giancarlo Stanton continues to hit well for the Yankees, and Luis Robert also deserves a nice hand for his big hits.
Notable Performances: Dallas Keuchel shut the Yankees down, while Clarke Schmidt and Clay Holmes gave the Yankees 3.2 shutout innings of relief work.
Better to Forget: Aroldis Chapman allowed a run for the 2nd straight game and allowed the winning run to score, although this was not a save opportunity.
My Take: Overall, this is a frustrating game for the Yankees. The pitching did well, but the offense came up short. The Yankees had several opportunities to score with runners in scoring position, most importantly in the 9th. Isiah Kiner-Falefa made a terrible baserunning mistake tagging up to go to 3rd base on a fly ball to left field. When you represent the tying or go-ahead run, a mistake like that cannot be made. D.J. LeMahieu did strike out on the next at-bat, but who knows what Aaron Judge, if he could have had an at bat, could have done. It’s irrelevant since the game did not make it that far. This is not a loss I would look too much into. A few losses are going to be expected soon. Just move on from the result and play the next game.
Next Up: The Yankees look to finish up the four-game series against the White Sox this afternoon, as Nestor Cortes Jr is set to take the mound for the Yankees while Michael Kopech is set to go for the White Sox. The game is set for a 2:10 pm EST first pitch from Guaranteed Rate Field In Chicago.