It felt like the Yankees had no business winning Sunday afternoon’s game. Their bats looked lifeless against Patrick Corbin, so an early deficit felt insurmountable. But they came all the way back, scoring three unanswered runs, and escaped from the nation’s capital with a series win.
We’ll have a full recap up shortly. In the meantime, here are some highlights.
Winner of the Game
Gleyber Torres entered Sunday afternoon’s game in search of his first hit of the 2020 season. He collected it, by way of an infield single, in the fourth inning, breaking up Patrick Corbin’s perfect game. Three innings later, he drove Corbin from the game and put the Yankees on the board with a solo home run to left field. Torres even hit the go-ahead single off Sean Doolittle in the eighth to give the Yankees their first lead of the game. He did a little bit of everything at the plate.
Tommy Kahnle gets named co-winner for the escape act he pulled in the bottom of the eighth. An error by Torres let Trea Turner reach with one out, and then Adam Eaton followed with a double. A strikeout, a walk to load the bases, and another strikeout sent the Nats back to the dugout and preserved the Yankees’ lead.
Honorable Mention: Luke Voit
Loser of the Game
A rare winner-loser game for Torres. He had to rake to overcome his defensive lapses. Torres made an error in the eighth, then couldn’t cleanly field a groundball in the ninth inning. With Zack Britton on the mound, the Yankees need their best defense working. Torres did not make that happen.
Honorable Mention: David Hale, Giancarlo Stanton