The Yanks took 2 of 3 from the NL East 2nd place Philadelphia Phillies.
In his 3rd career start, Jonathan Loaisiga took the mound, and dominated. He threw 5 innings of shut out baseball, while striking out 8. The 23 year old is now 2-0 on the year with a 1.93 ERA. Robertson, Betances, and Chapman would relieve and give up the only 2 runs allowed, via Maikel Franco off of Chapman, and an RBI single off of Robertson. This was good to see, after getting swept by the awful Rays. 51-25.
Game two was one of the most dominant performances all year by the Yanks. Every batter in the starting line up got at least 1 hit, accept for Andújar. Hicks added to his HR total, as well as Didi. Torres, Bird, and Hicks would do their job to bring in the other 4 runs. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, Luis Severino dominated. Probably ONE of his most complete games in his young career. 7 innings, 0 BB’s, 0ER, 9 K’s. Lock down. Chasen Shreve pitched, to the dismay of all Yankees fans, but didn’t give up any runs. This time. 52-25.
The Bombers couldn’t finish the sweep, as they dropped the series finale 3-0, due to a bomb hit off the bat of Rhys Hoskins. In game 2, where the 7 Yankees hitters found the barrel for a hit, only 3 did in this game. Luis Cessa suffered the loss on the mound, giving up the Yack to Hoskins, and only managing 5 innings, 2 BB, and only 3 K’s. To add insult to injury, the Yankees sent him to triple-A immediately after the game. Lol. 52-26.
The Yankees will play host to the Sox for a 3 game series after having the day off tomorrow. The Yanks are .5 games back from the Sox in the division, and while it is still way to early to even look at division races, this series could play a role in the long run.