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About Last Night: Yankees, 13 A’s, 4

by Derek McAdam

August 26, 2022


The Yankees began their west coast road trip with a win over the Oakland A’s, winning the first of a four game-series by a 13-4 score.

Quick Stats:

  • Jameson Taillon: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 K

  • Yankees Offense: 20 hits, while every starter registered at least one hit

  • The Yankees have won four straight games

The Big Story:

The Yankees began their scoring with a two-run single from Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 2nd, followed by a Giancarlo Stanton two-run single to give them a 4-0 lead. In the 3rd, Josh Donaldson gave the Yankees a 5-0 lead with an RBI double, followed by a sacrifice fly from Andrew Benintendi to make it 6-0. Stanton followed up with a bases loaded walk to extend the lead to 7-0, while Anthony Rizzo added an RBI single to extend to lead to 8-0. In the 4th, Jose Trevino doubled to score Donaldson to give the Yankees a 9-0 lead, while Aaron Judge grounded into a fielder’s choice to give the Yankees a 10-0 lead. In the 6th, Shea Langeliers put the A’s on the board with a solo home run to make the Yankee lead 10-1. In the 7th, Donaldson extended the Yankee lead to 12-1 with a two-run double. Oswaldo Cabrera extended the lead to 13-1 with an RBI double to score Donaldson. (It was that kind of night.)

Player of the Game:

Josh Donaldson scored four runs and registered three hits and threeRBIs for the Yankees, but the entire Yankee offense deserves credit for the win.

Notable Performances:

  • The entire Yankee starting lineup all registered at least one hit in the win over the A’s in their fourth straight win.

  • Jameson Taillon is now 12-4 on the season.

  • Greg Weissert had his big league debut.

Better to Forget:

  • Aaron Hicks struck out in his lone at-bat, continuing to struggle at the plate.

  • Greg Weissert struggled in his big league debut.

My Take:

The Yankees not only performed well over their previous three games at home, but they got their road trip off to a solid start with a win in Oakland. This was a pleasant victory, considering the Yankees did not score a single run off a home run. Hopefully, they can keep the offense up tonight and continue to score runs against the A’s. After all, these are games they need to win. This is fun baseball to watch, and hopefully they can keep this composure up heading into the next nine games of their road trip.

What’s Next?:

The Yankees take on the A’s in the second game of a four-game series in Oakland. Gerrit Cole is set to go for the Yankees, while former Yankee J.P. Sears is set to go for the A’s. Tonight’s game is set for a 9:40 p.m. EST start and will be available on Amazon Prime Video.


Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Aug 26, 2022

What is it with the Oakland players' names, BTW? "Skye Bolt" sounds like an also-ran at Aqueduct. "Jonah Bride" -- I want to bring back Buddy Groom to pitch to him (shades of Jim Gott facing Tim Teufel). "Vimael Machin" anagrams to La Vim Machine. Sheldon Neuse was reused as a position player pitcher (though he's doing better than the A's actual pitchers, 2.2 perfect innings). "Joel Payamps" sounds like an instruction to respond to an electric bill. "Shea Langeliers" sounds like a Stephen King horror story set in the Mets' old ballpark.


Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Aug 26, 2022

Just keep winning.

Prove me wrong and win a World Championship!

Aug 26, 2022
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that the team exploded to an impressive record and an enormous division lead and a formidable run differential should have provided a coupla clues.

that they ceased prioritizing winning more games and turned their focus toward getting the players ready for the post-season

that even while some of the fans were consumed with worry and doubts the team stuck with providing R&R

and still are sticking to that

Holmes, Efross and Cortes are currently getting manicures and facials.

just keep grinning, Paul.


Aug 26, 2022

the Yankees did not score a single run off a home run.!!!

what's wrong with the team?

not even one HR.

I blame Cashman

Aug 26, 2022
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so, so true.

after 125 games, they still haven't hit 200

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