An other good night for the farm system, let’s have a look at the best performances from the minor leagues last night.
- Clint Frazier LF: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 SB
- Gleyber Torres SS: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
- Caleb Smith SP: 5.1 IP, 7 K, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 R
- Estevan Florial CF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
- Brandon Wagner DH: 1-2, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
The Yankees backed by a strong start from C.C Sabathia and strong game from the offense won the 2nd game of this series against the AL East rivals.
With the team in need of a win, C.C carried the team on his back last night, inducing weak contact from the Red Sox lineup all night. He pitched 8 strong innings with 5 strikeouts, no walks and only 5 hits allowed.
With Hicks moving to the 2 spot and Sanchez moving down the lineup, the top of the order had a rough night. They went 1 for 13 with 2 walks.
It’s the bottom of the order carried the load for the offense, with the bottom third of the order going 7 for 11 with 5 RBI.
Didi went deep in the 3rd, but the star of the offense was Chris Carter who went deep for the 2nd game in a row. He also had 2 other hits including a long single off the green monster in the 8th.
Jonathan Holder finished up what was a rare stress free game for the Yankees against the Sox, an 8-0 win. The teams will be going at it tonight in the rubber game.
After losing a tight game last night, the Yankees are going to try to rebound tonight with former ace C.C Sabathia on the mound against last year’s Cy Young award winner Rick Porcello.
C.C isn’t the hard thrower he once was but continued last year’s new found success thanks to his cutter. He started the year with a 2.70 ERA in his first 4 starts, before following that up with 3 starts where he allowed 5 ER or more. That slump didn’t last tho as C.C was able to right the ship and allow 2 runs or less in each of the last 4 times he took the mound.
Porcello has been having a thougher year this year. Trying to build on his 22 win 2016 season, he is currently carrying a 4.24 ERA. He is striking out almost a batter per inning (8.84 K/9) and keeping walks down with a 5.21 K/BB ratio which is excellent. The issue for him comes from the fact that he allows so many hits (96 in 74.1 IP) and they’re leaving the yard at a rate much higher than his carrer average (1.45 HR/9 vs 1.00).
Here are today’s lineups:
- Brett Gardner LF (.264, 12 HR, 26 RBI)
- Aaron Hicks CF (.329, 8 HR, 31 RBI)
- Aaron Judge RF (.328, 18 HR, 41 RBI)
- Matt Holliday DH (.271, 12 HR, 37 RBI)
- Starlin Castro 2B (.314, 9 HR, 31 RBI)
- Gary Sanchez C (.248, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
- Didi Gregorius SS (.313, 4 HR, 20 RBI)
- Chase Headley 3B (.225, 3 HR, 23 RBI)
- Chris Carter 1B (.183, 5 HR, 15 RBI)
- Mookie Betts RF (.264, 9 HR, 33 RBI)
- Chris Young LF (.264, 2 HR, 12 RBI)
- Xander Bogaerts SS (.325, 2 HR, 22 RBI)
- Hanley Ramirez DH (.253, 8 HR, 24 RBI)
- Sam Travis 1B (.500, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
- Sandy Leon C (.224, 4 HR, 15 RBI)
- Josh Ruthledge 2B (.242, 0 HR, 7 RBI)
- Jackie Bradley CF (.234, 7 HR, 24 RBI)
- Deven Marrero 3B (.165, 3 HR, 11 RBI)
Here is our daily recap of the best minor league performances from last night. A few performers stood out, here are a some of them.
- Chance Adams SP: 6 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 7 K
- Tyler Wade 3B: 2-4, 1 2B
- Thairo Estrada SS: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
- Josh Rogers SP: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7K
- Miguel Andujar 3B: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI