The best games are always the comeback wins. The Yankees trailed for most of Wednesday night, unable to put much together against Nathan Eovaldi. Then the Red Sox bullpen entered the equation and all bets were off. Two games, two wins — you couldn’t ask for anything better!
Winner of the Game
Brett Gardner heard your complaints, and he answered with authority. His seventh inning grand slam gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead, and that proved the difference in the game. For context, it makes sense to turn to the action footage:
A go-ahead grand slam against the Red Sox? It doesn’t get any bigger than that.
Honorable Mentions: Clint Frazier
Loser of the Game
J.A. Happ earned tonight’s dubious distinction by default. He allowed a solo home run to J.D. Martinez in the first inning, then a two-run shot to Christian Vazquez in the second frame. The veteran southpaw settled down as the game progressed, and finished the night having allowed three runs over 6.1 innings. That’s not terrible! The home runs have become a serious problem though.