The Yankees once again found a way to win yesterday and this time in walk-off fashion. Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu, the heroes of the night, just keep proving themselves. Also contributing to the successful win were Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin who got two hits in addition to the two saviors previously mentioned.
The top of the lineup, from the two through five hitters, went 1-for-15 and left ten runners on base. Today they look to get back on track, except for Gary Sanchez who gets the day off. Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles with his splitter continue but he was still able to produce a quality start, despite two outfield misplays and some close calls that didn’t go his way. Lastly, Joe Harvey displayed a great fastball that needs a little bit of work command wise, nevertheless leaving us with a good impression of the newest Scranton Shuttle member.
Today Jonathan Loaisiga will take the mound for the Bombers, making his first big league appearance since April 24th in Los Angeles. He has not gone more than four innings in any of his starts so far, but with the Yankees being in the middle of 13 games with no days off that will have to change. Brett Gardner gets the day off as southpaw Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound for the Mariners. Austin Romine returns to the lineup. He has caught Loaisiga’s last two outings.
Kikuchi just came off his best outing of the season, going seven innings and allowing three hits and one run with ten strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. The ten strikeouts are the most in a start since joining MLB, but also totaled the same amount from his three previous starts. His arsenal will consist of a lot of fastballs with a complementary slider and curve.
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES, and heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 EST. Go Yankees.