Matt Barnes had been summoned to face the heart of the Yankees order in the sixth and emerged unscathed. A fan called into the Michael Kay Show on Thursday, May 10 and said he does not expect the Yankees to lose another game in 2018.
We mentioned in this space that one of the impressive aspects of the Braves' start is they had played a pretty tough schedule early on.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball against his former team, and Milwaukee beat host Colorado.
Yankees hitters lead the A.L.in pitches per plate appearance, at 4.07. New York leads the Majors in runs and RBI, and is in the top five in total bases, home runs, walks, on base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, and run differential. Austin has been slumping lately and so Neil Walker has seen more playing time and his bat is getting hot.
Fortunately for the Red Sox they had J.D. Martinez to fulfill the role of the eye-patch wearing Snake Plissken and allow Boston to escape from New York with a victory when hit a solo home run, his 9th of the year, off Dellin Betances, a shot to right that just got over the outstretched glove of Aaron Judge.
Fangraphs breaks down game situations based on stakes, using high-, medium-, and low-leverage labels to describe those moments. This season they want that seventh game to be in Yankee Stadium. Yes, both are considered "long relievers", and are solely viewed as insurance for Domingo German, but they're on the 25-man roster, are they not?
The other prospects the Yankees dealt for Gray have yet to reach the majors. Didi Gregorius sent a bouncer to second for an RBI fielder's choice and the wild pitch made it a new game with two innings left. It was ruled a hit, the Yankees' first of the night.
As it is, even with a healthy Price, the team needed to play at their peak to stay in the race with the Yankees. "And for us to at least take one here and avoid the sweep was huge".
"It wasn't as dominant as he's been, but that's going to happen", manager Aaron Boone said.
Gleyber Torres recently became the youngest Yankee to hit a walk-off home run since Mickey Mantle.
A day shy of a month earlier, Austin charged the mound after being hit by Kelly, who was sending a message for a hard slide into second base earlier in the game.
For the Red Sox, this will be a season of "what ifs" and "what could have been".
Hanley Ramirez doesn't think it will stay this close all year. Anyway, Gohara was impressive in his call-up as a starter last season, but groin and ankle injuries suffered in spring training forced him to rehab in the minors (where he struggled with 10 walks and five home runs in 15⅔ innings). He's slugging.677, fourth best in baseball. I've blown many a save and come back the next day. "But we didn't. We won a game of the series, now we go to Toronto". After the 2019 season Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts will be free agents, and in 2020, Mookie Betts will be a free agent.