NEW YORK — After a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Tampa Bay, the Yankees looked to start another win streak while taking on the Detroit Tigers. With one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, Luis Severino, on the mound for New York, they seemed eager to get back on track. With Sevy throwing 5 innings of 1 run baseball, Girardi turned to the bullpen and put the game in the hands of Kahnle, Betances, Holder, and Chapman, who eventually shut it down. Also, the offense seemed to be back. With RBI’s from Clint Frazier, Sanchez, Headley (2), and Todd Frazier (2), followed by a Judge bomb, the Yanks stole the first game of the series and got back to their winning ways.
NEW YORK — Before the trade deadline could pass, the Yankees managed to fill in the fifth and sixth spots in the rotation, acquiring Sonny Gray from Oakland in exchange for Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo, and James Kaprielian. The second starter the Bronx Bombers traded for was Jaime Garcia from Minnesota for Dietrich Enns and Zack Littell. This solidifies a somewhat questionable pitching staff into a lineup full of deadly arms. Even with all of these moves, the Yanks managed to keep 7 of their top 10 prospects, making it a win for both of these trades.
NEW YORK — Having Jordan Montgomery take the bump for the Yankees seemed like a great plan. Coming off a very strong outing last time around, Gumby looked to keep the win streak going. Unfortunately, not everything had gone as planned. Going only 2 and 2/3 innings allowing 4 runs, Montgomery put New York in a hole they were unable to dig out of. The offense wasn’t great either, with only 3 runs coming in all due to Ronald Torreyes. There was never a spark in the lineup and the Yanks just couldn’t string together the hits to pull it off, losing 5-3 and ending the win streak.
NEW YORK — The 5th day in the rotation has always been a tricky spot for the Yankees. With only 4 proven starters, all of which who are used, New York turned to Caleb Smith to keep the win steak alive. Although Smith wasn’t the best, the bullpen came in early and took on most of the load. Luckily enough, the offense is still seeing the ball extremely well. With RBI’s from Sanchez, Didi, Headley, and then the eventual walk-off from Gardner, the Yanks offense willed them to another W and the series win over Tampa Bay. Making it 6 straight W’s for the Bronx Bombers.
NEW YORK — Friday was somewhat of a nervous day for Yankee fans. With Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, the bombers looked to make it 5 straight in the win column. Tanaka, who had previously gotten shelled in past starts against Tampa, came out with a vengeance. Throwing 5.2 innings of perfect baseball and then lasting until the 8th allowing only 2 hits and 1 run. Tanaka looked like the ace the Yankees have desperately been in need of. Tallying 14 strikeouts in his best start this season. The offense did what the offense does best, score runs. With homers from Gardner (solo), Judge (solo), and Clint Frazier (3 run), the Yankees tacked on 6 runs, including a Didi Gregorius RBI. With a night headlined by Masahiro Tanaka’s dominance, and multiple homers in the Bronx, the Yankees took a 2-0 series lead over the Rays.
NEW YORK — With a 3 game winning streak going into Thursday nights game, the Yankees were headed against the ace of Tampa Bay, Chris Archer. C.C Sabathia took the mound for New York, posting up 4.1 innings with 5 hits, 4 ER, and 3 K’s. Not his best work this year. The bullpen came in early but did what they seem to do almost every night. Slow the momentum and shut it down. With innings from Green, Kahnle, Betances, Warren, and Chapman, the Bronx Bombers bullpen held the Rays to only 1 earned run the rest of the game. Although C.C wasn’t on his best, the offense never stopped fighting. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th, Gary Sanchez put the bat on the ball with a single up the middle, scoring Brett Gardner and essentially tying the game. Although this wouldn’t be the last time we would see Gardner. Still tied in the bottom of the 11th, Brett hit a frozen rope over the right field wall to walk the Yankees off and keep the winning streak alive.
NEW YORK — After a great start from Jordan Montgomery on Tuesday, the Yankees looked to keep the winning streak alive with Luis Severino on the bump. As of late, Sevy has been the Yanks ace. Racking up 17 scoreless innings of work within the last few starts, he kept it up for 6 innings before giving up 2 runs in the 7th. Even with these 2 runs scored, Severino put together a fantastic line of 7 IP, 9 K’s, 3 hits, and only 2 runs (both unearned). As for New York’s offense, they were explosive even with Aaron Judge taking the day off. Bringing in 9 runs with RBI’s from C. Frazier (2), Sanchez, Holliday, Gregorius (2), Headley, T. Frazier, and Torreyes. Didi Gregorius, the man who is 14 for his last 25, had another home run last night. Giving him a .307 batting average and his fourth homer in the last 3 games. It was an all around great game for the Bronx Bombers. Getting another win streak started, a solid outing by Sevy, and an offensive barrage, things in New York are going smooth.