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About Last Night: Yankees 7, Reds 6

The Yankees won?


Quick Stats -

  • Winning Pitcher - Michael King

  • Losing Pitcher - Alexis Diaz

  • Home Runs (Yankees) - Giancarlo Stanton

  • Home Runs (Reds) - Kyle Farmer, Mike Moustakas, Stuart Fairchild

Game Notes -

  • Luis Severino left the game after allowing back-to-back-to-back home runs to the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd inning with right shoulder tightness. He will be getting an MRI today.

  • JP Sears has been one of the Yankees secret weapons this year. He came in to replace Severino and pitched a very good 3.2 innings of work (2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K). And, after the game he was optioned back down to Triple-A.

  • The rest of the bullpen (Albert Abreu, Wandy Peralta, Aroldis Chapman, Clay Holmes, Michael King) were good- hey, they didn't allow another run- though we did see some trouble again for Clay Holmes as he allowed another 2 runners on in the 9th.

  • Obviously the injury to Severino threw a wrench in the Yankees plans, but using King and Holmes in back-to-back days is not great. Let's hope on a good long start and some great offense tonight to save the bullpen.

  • Speaking of offense, the Yankees came up big in the 3rd inning last night while scoring 5 runs. It was a great all-around inning as they utilized the walk, got a couple of hits, and took advantage of an error from the Cincinnati Reds. Shoutout to IKF for his 3-run double during that run.

  • And, let's not forget to mention the Giancarlo Stanton 8th inning home run. As much as Stanton can frustrate a fan, he does seem to come up in the clutch (and on National Television) often.

  • In Tuesday's game the Yankees announcers mentioned that the Cincinnati Reds have not been keen to use Alexis Diaz in back-to-back games and he tends to have a wild tendency. That was very much showcased last night as back-to-back wild pitches allowed DJ LeMahieu (the ghost runner in the 10th inning) to get from second to third and then from third to scoring the game winning run!

  • How cool is it that yesterday was also DJ LeMahieu's birthday and he scored the winning run? That must be a feeling like few others. Awesome.

Player(s) of the Game - The combined bullpen effort (8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 10 K)

Notable Performances - Giancarlo Stanton (HR), IKF (2 H, 3 RBI), DJ LeMahieu (2 H, Winning Run)

Better to Forget - The Back-to-Back-to-Back home runs and Aaron Judge (0-4, 3 K)

Next Up - Tonight is the final game from this 3-game series with the Cincinnati Reds. The game will be on at 7:05 PM as Luis Castillo will try to an impress a team on his trading radar for the Cincinnati Reds as Nestor Cortes Jr. will try and make up for a poor last outing.

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