Like many of the Yankees' recent victories, it was not always pretty, but it did the job. The Yankees started running early and often and achieved a comfortable lead. It was not the best start for Sunday German, but it kept the Giants batsmen at bay for most of the day. The bullpen followed the German with a good collective performance of his own, but the great story of the day could be Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu, who both left the game due to injuries. Let's recap
Dereck Rodriguez had problems today, and the Yankees quickly took advantage. With bases loaded and no outs in the first inning, Gary Sanchez hit a 109 mph rocket in a Brandon Crawford normally very safe. The double play seemed to be in order, but the shortstop of the Giants pulled the ball. Sanchez arrived with an error, and a race scored. The double play came to fruition in the next pitch. Gleyber Torres' weak ball to the second resulted in two outs, but another run crossed the plate, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
The Yankees offense continued in the second with two other runs. Gio Urshela opened the entrance with a single in the middle, and Tyler Wade followed him walking. A two-throw error by Erik Kratz put Urshela and Wade in third and second, respectively. Luke Voit's single in the middle brought both runners, extending the Yankees' lead to 4-0.
A pair of Yankee home runs brought careers later in the game as well. After Gary Sanchez opened the third inning with a walk, Gleyber Torres put the Yankees up 6-0 with a 400-foot homer to left field. Sanchez handed over the power himself a little later in the game. His two-run pump in the sixth gave the Yankees an eight-run lead, and he was a monster. It was his eighth home run of the year.
On the mound, Domingo German looked pretty good, at least during the first five innings. The Giants only put two runners in the base, but the German clearly did not have his best things. In season, the German generates swing strokes 14.5% of the time and averages more than one punch per turn. Throughout the first five innings of today, his percentage of oscillating blows was around 10%, and he only accumulated four strikeouts. Even so, the Giants did not run and only put two runners at the base.
Things crumbled a bit in the sixth inning. The German started his third trip through the Giants lineup and was clearly at the end of his day. He started hanging his curveball a little too much, and the Giants took advantage. One walk and four hits tied for four runs and after six, the Yankees led 8-4. In general, the final line of Germany was 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB and 4 K.
It was also a great performance of today's bullpen yankee. After the chaotic sixth inning, Jonathan Holder calmed things down with an appearance of three up, three down in the seventh that included two strikeouts. Despite a walk and a bit of unsteady order, Tommy Kahnle added two strikeouts in the eighth.
Adam Ottavino was warming up on the feather, but after the Yankees added three more runs at the top of the ninth, Joe Harvey came in to finish the game. He handed an initial homer to Kevin Pillar and a walk to the next hitter, Gerardo Parra. However, that was all the Giants had for the ninth. Harvey got a field and two strikeouts to finish the inning and the game.
Despite how the score looked, the Yankees somehow got lost again today. In the third inning, Thairo Estrada replaced DJ LeMahieu, who left the game with the inflammation of his right knee.
Apparently, X-rays of LeMahieu's knee were negative., but it is not yet clear if an IL season is appropriate. If an injury was not serious enough, the injury forced Gio Urshela to leave the game at the top of the fifth. Urshela had obvious pain after throwing a throw to the wrist. X rays in your the doll was also negative.
Hopefully, the negative x-rays mean that neither LeMahieu nor Urshela have to go to the IL. The Yankees have no more infielders on their list of 40 players and to call a minor player, the Yankees would have to give up a player or put someone in the IL for 60 days. Here is the list of available minor leagues:
Another injury, another issue of Who & # 39; s Available:
40-man box players: None
2B / SS in SWB:
– Brad Miller, 5-18, 2 2bb, 3b, hour
– Cliff Pennington, .204 / .355 / .429, 15 games
– Gosuke Katoh, .364 / .435 / .673, 16 games
– Mandy Alvarez, .237 / .299 / .356. 18 games
– Billy Fleming, 6-28, hour.
– Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) April 28, 2019
That is definitely not a list that inspires much confidence. Losing a player would hurt, but two would simply kill. We will all have to wait and see, I suppose. Until then, we can celebrate the victory and the great journey of the west coast so far. The Yankees have now won nine of their last 10 games and 11 of their last 13. They have free morning and return to action on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.