This road trip hasn’t been a whole lot of fun, has it? Fresh off a series loss to the Blue Jays, the Yankees dropped game one against the Indians. We’ll have a full recap later on, but for now, here are a few takeaways.
Winner of the Game
Didi Gregorius returned to the Yankees tonight, and one could consider that a win on its own. But Siri Didi got off to a hot start, going 2-for-4 on the night. He did make a pair of outs on the basepaths, but it’s thrilling to see the shortstop back in action.
Aaron Hicks also gets credit for planting one into the right-field seats.
Kick it in the sticks. pic.twitter.com/3sInhcU6SS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 7, 2019
Is Hicks heating up? I’d say so, and that’s quite fun.
Loser of the Game
I wanted to avoid labeling Domingo German the loser of the game. I thought I could get away with just saying his fastball command was off. But the final line says it all: six innings pitched, four runs allowed, two home runs surrendered, with one walk and six strikeouts. German struggled to locate his pitches so badly:
Cleveland’s hitters recognized that the right-hander couldn’t hit his spots, so they waited for mistakes. German’s regression has been swift and filled with home runs. Hopefully he can settle down soon.