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Yankees Highlights: The comeback falls short in Philly

The team falls to 9-3 after dropping the Philly portion of the home-and-home.

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The Yankees fell behind early in their series finale against the Phillies, and had an opportunity to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Unfortunately, a deep Luke Voit fly ball didn’t get far enough to escape the yard and New York fell, 5-4.

Winner of the Game

There were few bright spots in this game for the Yankees, but one of them had to be Gary Sanchez. The catcher has been stuck in a long rut to start the year, and every encouraging sign has been swallowed in another 0-for game right after, but he got a hold of one in the seventh inning off of Nick Pivetta. It may just be the next island in a sea of outs, but it could also be a turning point.

Honorable Mention: Mike Tauchman, for a big two-run, two-out single in the second. The Bullpen duo of David Hale and Jonathan Holder.

Loser of the Game

The Yankees have been desperate for a strong starting pitcher performance opposite Gerrit Cole, and they were looking for one to come tonight with Jordan Montgomery on the mound. They didn’t get it. Montgomery’s curveball was a little flat, and he had trouble putting away hitters tonight. The biggest mistake he made was a hanger to J.T. Realmuto, who crushed it for a three-run blast in the first inning.

Honorable Mention: This lineup. I understand Aaron Boone is going to be cautious with keeping his guys healthy, but taking Aaron Judge and DJ LeMahieu simultaneously out of the lineup is going to hurt, and it did today. Both pinch-hit late, but it was too little, too late for that.