Despite three long balls, the Yanks were unable to win game one against the Twins as CC struggles and the bats fail to succeed with runners in scoring position. This game was very unlike the 2019 Yankees, but even this juggernaut will run into speed bumps. CC was just dreadful tonight. He has proven to be a quality piece to the backend of the rotation this season, but we already know he isn’t a guy we can depend on for important October games. The Yankees can and have won when he pitches, but we can’t risk outings like this when the games start to mean so much more. His line: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. The Yanks found themselves playing from behind often tonight. After falling behind 2-0 in the first, they struck back with two to tie it in the third on a Gio Urshela solo homer (10) and an Edwin RBI single. The Yanks would proceed to strand the bases loaded in that inning. Each of the first eight hitters in the Yankee lineup in this game have at least 10 homers on the season now. HR shoutout: @kong_patrick_ After allowing 3 more runs in the bottom of the frame, the Yanks struck back for a run on a Luke Voit solo shot (19) to make it 5-3. What happened next? Minnesota scored twice more to make it 7-3. DJ made it a game again with a 2-run shot (15), while Tauchman lined an RBI single. Unfortunately, the Twins would score once more, and the Yankees would strand two in the ninth despite having runners on the corners and one out. I frustrating loss, but we do have to recognize that this team isn’t going to win every game. Fortunately they have plenty of wiggle room, and will also get to see the Rays and Red Sox beat each other up. Game two is tomorrow. Same time, same place. Germán vs Gibson. Bounce back with a win. #letsgoyankees
Yankees lose 8-6 losing the first game of the series against the Twins. CC started and struggled 6 ER 7 R 6 H 2 BB 2 SO gets his 5th loss of the year he is now 5-5 on the year. Cessa came on and besides one pitch giving up a solo shot pitched great 3.0 IP 1 R 2 H 1 BB 6 SO, and Holder pitched the 9th scoreless. Hitter of the Game DJ Lemahieu 3-4 1 BB 1 HR 2 RBI a 2 run homer in the 5th his 15th of the year. Urshela hit a solo homer his 10th of the year, Encarnacion had an RBI Single, Luke Voit hit a solo homer his 19th of the year and Mike Tauchman went 3-4 with an RBI Single. Yankees had 6 R 10 H 2-12 RISP. Tomorrow Yankees look to avoid losing the series with Domingo German on the mound.
Yankees drop the opener in Minnesota to the Twins in a slug fest 8-6. A lot of homers and back and forth early on as both starters got roughed up, but the Yankees couldn't keep pace after wasting key chances by hitting into a fucking triple play, and 2 double plays were the difference in the game. CC had absolutely nothing tonight, and at 39 years old that'll happen sometimes but Luis Cessa did a job keeping the Yankees in the game with 3 innings of 1 run ball and 6 strikeouts. Big game from DJ with 3 hits and a homer, Voit and Urshela also went deep and Mike Tauchman stays scorching hot with another 3 hit game. Gary Sanchez however has looked absolutely lost for about a month now and looks a lot like he did most of last year just swinging at bad pitches every AB, really gotta hope he figures this out but hopefully for the time being he's moved down a bit in the lineup because he's just killing us rn. Back at it tomorrow with Domingo German getting the ball against Kyle Gibson. NYY:CC Sabathia 4IP 7R 6ER 6H 2K 2BB NYY:DJ LeMahieu 3-4 HR(15) 2B 2RBI R BB NYY:G.Urshela 2-4 HR(10) 2B RBI R NYY:M.Tauchman 3-4 RBI 2R MIN:M.Perez 4IP 5ER 7H 4K 4BB MIN:M.Garver 3-4 2HR(19) 2RBI 3R MIN:J.Polanco 2-3 HR(14) RBI 2R BB MIN:N.Cruz 1-3 HR(20) 2RBI R #yankees#newyorkyankees#nyyankees#aaronjudge#garysanchez#gleybertorres#djlemahieu#aaronhicks#ccsabathia#twins#minnesotatwins#jorgepolanco#nelsoncruz#martinperez#mlb#nyy#ny#nyc#newyorkcity#newyork#lgy#letsgoyankees#chasefor28#startspreadingthenews#baseball#sports#homerun#instagram#like