We’re halfway through this four-game set against the Red Sox, and so far the series is going much better than last weekend’s. The Yankees easily took the first game of today’s doubleheader, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series. We’ll have a full recap up shortly, but here are the highlights in the meantime.
Winner of the Game
It was a heck of a game for DJ LeMahieu. The infielder got the Yankees on the board early with a solo shot off Chris Sale in the first inning. The Bombers had a big fourth inning, with contributions from just about everyone. Three more runs scored thanks to LeMahieu, who took Sale deep once again. He now has 17 homers on the year.
A career-high 16 homers for DJ pic.twitter.com/YeYXySEJvm— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 3, 2019
Honorable Mention: Domingo German
Loser of the Game
This title usually goes to a Yankee, but the true loser of the game has to be Chris Sale. He surrendered EIGHT earned runs through 3.2 innings. That’s after giving up six runs during Sunday’s game. I know he was unhappy with the ump, but that doesn’t explain his struggles away. He should keep up the good work, in my opinion.