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Yankees Highlights: Clint Frazier impresses, everyone contributes

The Yankees tied up the series!

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of last night’s ugly loss, the Yankees bounced back in game two of this series against the Royals. It hasn’t happened much this season, but the pitching and offense were pretty much firing on all cylinders. They even scored with the bases loaded! We’ll have a full recap up later. Here are some highlights in the meantime. Other than a couple of defensive miscues and baserunning errors that weren’t costly, it was an overall good game, so we have two winners!

Winner of the Game

I wasn’t sure what to expect from CC Sabathia in his final year, especially as he returned from offseason heart surgery. He has looked great so far. On a pitch count once again, the big lefty tossed five innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts, three hits, and four walks. Now he’s just six away from reaching 3,000 career strikeouts. He could get there in Anaheim next week.

Winner of the Game

In the third inning, Sabathia got into some trouble. He issued a walk, gave up a single, and made a throwing error that moved the runners to second and third. Whit Merrifield proceeded to hit a fly ball to right field, and this happened:

We should have known Clint Frazier had a cannon based on his forearms, but my goodness. That was impressive.


Source: FanGraphs