We’ll have a full recap up later, but in the meantime, let’s go over a few highlights:
Winner of the Game
Gary Sanchez had such a banner month of May that he decided to keep it going in June. With the game tied in the fifth inning, the Kraken took Rick Porcello deep to center field. Sanchez’s two-run shot gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead. That was also his 18th home run on the season, and it came in his 39th game. He played in 89 games last year when he also hit 18 homers. It’s safe to say that the good version of Sanchez is back.
Honorable Mentions: DJ LeMahieu, Gio Urshela, Chad Green
Loser of the Game
Domingo German had his second consecutive clunker on Saturday night. It was a strange start, as he generated a 24% whiff rate. Unfortunately nearly everything else was well struck. The right-hander allowed three runs over four innings, including a home run to Xander Bogaerts. The German regression appears in full swing, and it’s not pretty. After doing such a fine job of preventing the long ball to start the year, his HR/9 rate has climbed to 1.41. Hopefully he bounces back and continues to pitch at an above-average level.