Everybody take a nice deep breath in…..and exhale. Phew. That was a close one. Domingo German didn’t have his best outing. The bullpen delivered but were shaky in the process and Aroldis Chapman was giving me chest pains and I’m pretty sure I was minutes away from suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm. But the Yankees dug deep and held on to secure a 5-3 victory over the big bad Boston Red Sox who are now a .500 baseball team and 9.5 games back in the AL East. Hate to see that, don’t ya? Let’s dive into it, shall we?
Domingo German started the game for the Yankees tonight. With Sevy being out for the whole season so far, it’s hard not to consider Domingo as our ace at the moment. He entered the game with a record of 9-1. Not too shabby. German had a strong first inning, he allowed a walk but struck out two in the process. He hit a snag in the second inning allowing back to back singles to Boegarts and Holt. He struck out the following two batters before allowing an RBI single to Sandy Leon. 1-0 Red Sox, not great. He would strike out Betts to end the inning though.
The Yankees would get behind their pitcher and give him some run support in the bottom of the second. The Yankees opened up the inning with back to back singles from Gleyber Torres and the guy I literally bashed 6 hours ago in my blog about Didi Gregorius projected return to the lineup, Kendrys Morales. Frazier would strike out looking following the base hits and I very skeptical strike three call. But don’t worry, future AL batting title winner Gio Urshela would drive in Torres with an RBI single to tie the game up at 1. Gardner would follow it up with a single of his own to load the bases because there was literally a less than 1% chance Morales’ fat ass was going to score from second base on the hit. LeMahieu was up next and he did the only thing that DJ knows how to do. Hit the fucking stitches off of a baseball. He would deliver a big time two run single up the middle scoring Fat Boy Morales and Gio and the Yankees would take the lead 3-1. Lets. Fucking. Go.
German struck out the side in the third inning. 8 K’s for our ace through 3 IP. Amazing stuff. But unfortunately German hit a wall in the fourth inning. Xander Boegarts hit a lead off solo shot to left field. Fuck… here we go. Holt followed it up with a single and then Michael Chavis worked himself a walk. Not a great situation we’re finding ourselves in right now German. Sandy Leon would step up with one out and end up delivering the game tying hit. An RBI single into center and just like that, the game is tied 3-3. Wind out of the sails and I’m sick. Boone opted to bring in Chad Green with Domingo nearing 90 pitches after getting the second out of the inning. Green threw one pitch and got Benintendi to line out to Aaron Hicks in center and just like that, crisis adverted. Or was it? Green stayed in to pitch the fifth and got himself into a jam. It had the feeling of a Chad Green meltdown that we’ve grown accustomed to so far this year.
A lead off single to JD Martinez, followed by a Devers fly out which was followed by a huge double by… Xander fucking Boegarts. The guy who has been killing us all god damn night. Boston was sitting with two runners in scoring position with one out in a tie game. The signs of this getting blown open was right there for Boston’s taking. BUT…. Chad Green said fuck that shit and he mowed down Brock Holt and Michael Chavis to end the inning and keep this thing tied at 3. Thank you Chad Green for turning your season around.
The Yankees got the better of Porcello in the bottom of the fifth inning. Luke Voit connected with a pitch for a one out single and found his way around the bases thanks to a ball crushed by who? Gary Sanchez. The guy people wanted out of the Bronx after last season. The guy who only had 18 home runs in 89 games last year. The guy who currently has 18 home runs THIS season in 38 games. That Gary Sanchez.
Shame on anyone who doubted this guy last year and even during the offseason this year. Welcome to the Gary Sanchez Revenge Tour bitches.
Sanchez’s homerun would make the game 5-3 in favor of the Yankees and that would also remain the final score of this game. The Yankees bullpen proceeded to be lights out. Another 5 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Ottavino was filthy, Jonathon Holder had a huge appearance. Aroldis Chapman scares the absolute shit out of me almost every time he touches the baseball. But he got the job done and that’s all that matters.
It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy. But a Yankees win is a Yankees win. And it makes it that much sweeter coming against Boston. Ninth series win in a row and we go for the sweep tomorrow night against David Price who we absolutely crush. We legitimately take his soul out of his body and give him nightmares when he is in bed at night. I’m all for it. Let’s get this sweep tomorrow. I’m hungry for it. Beat the doors off David Price tomorrow, show no mercy, I want blood.
Let’s fucking go.