This time last week, the Yankees narrowly avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox. Tonight, however, the Bombers effectively buried Boston in the standings by completing a four-game sweep of their own. Goodness, how quickly fortunes change.
We’ll have a full recap up either late tonight or tomorrow morning. In the meantime, here are some quick highlights:
Winner of the Game:
Where to begin? So many players stand out as candidates for this, so I’m going to take the easy way out. The Yankees batted around in the bottom of the third inning, and that means the entire lineup takes Winner of the Game honors.
That inning saw a stretch that included a Gio Urshela homer, a Brett Gardner double, a Cameron Maybin double, a Mike Ford single, a Kyle Higashioka double, and a Mike Tauchman single. The Bombers spotted six runs on David Price that inning and drove him from the game. That frame definitely lands on the short list of best innings of the season.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Judge, J.A. Happ’s first through fifth innings
Loser of the Game:
I present to you Price’s pitching line for today:
2.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 K
You just hate to see it.
Honorable Mention: Happ’s sixth inning, both of Urshela’s legs