After yesterday’s rainout, the Yankees were forced to end this series against the Tigers with a good ol’ single-admission doubleheader. They won the first game 10-4. The next game will start in about thirty minutes. Here are the highlights:
Winner(s) of the Game
Luke Voit had zero home runs to his name since his return from the injured list on August 30, but that changed today. He hit a two-run bomb to deep center field in the first inning. It was his 20th of the season. He just missed a second home run in the seventh, but had to settle for a ground-rule double instead. Hopefully this means he is back on track.
Cameron Maybin also had a big game. He stole second and third base, made some nice defensive plays in the outfield, and doubled to drive in two runs.
Inbetweener of the Game
Since time doesn’t permit us to run a full recap of this game, J.A. Happ’s performance has led to a new Highlights title. He was doing fine until he wasn’t. The southpaw only surrendered two runs, but they came via the long ball, per usual. His final line: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR. Given how low the bar has been set for Happ this season, it was by no means a bad performance. On the other hand, his competition was the literal worst team in baseball and this was the best he could do.
Honorable mention: Ben Heller
Loser of the Game
Edwin Encarnacion exited with an oblique injury, because of course he did. That could be it for him in 2019.