The Yankees didn't let yesterday's rainout slow their roll, as they got right back to work in pursuit of their ninth consecutive series win, dispatching their arch rivals with ease by a score of 4-1. With Chris Sale on the mound against J.A. Happ, the pitching matchup appeared to favor the Red Sox, but the Yankees got to the imposing Boston ace to take the first of what is now a three-game set. Can’t ask for much more than a comprehensive defeat of a rival on a Friday night.
Winner of the Game
Not many performances stood out too much in what was solid all-around effort. We can highlight a couple, though; everyone’s favorite, Gio Urshela, had just another strong game, posting two hits, and DJ LeMahieu did the most damage, stroking a double and a home run for a pair of RBI:
DJ making some house music. pic.twitter.com/tPMUwOXj7z— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 1, 2019
Honorable mention: The Yankees’ pitching as a whole handled the Red Sox, as Happ’s quality five-inning outing was followed by four shutout innings from the bullpen.
Loser of the Game
Luke Voit probably had the worst night of any Yankee, going hitless in four at-bats and striking out three times. That brings Voit’s season line down to .257/.371/.505 and a 132 wRC+, so he can pretty easily be forgiven.