Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka takes second straight no-decision
May 11 2018 by Kate Woods
Instead, he made a decision to rope a 3-2 fastball to left center for a two-run triple that started a four-run rally for the Yankees to keep their win streak alive.
Add in the fact that the Yankees' rally gave the team its 17th win in 18 games, and fans had plenty of reason to lose their minds at another improbable comeback.
The Yankees have outscored the opposition 110-45 in the surge.
New York Mets reliever Hansel Robles allowed two runs and recorded just one out in a 7-2 defeat against the Cincinnati Reds, inflating his ERA to 5.23 in 2018. Still, it was a generally encouraging turn after he lasted just four innings his last time out.
"I was grinding through", Severino said. His ERA has ballooned north of five runs, and a 1.41 WHIP has indicated he has lost command of the strike zone to further exploit his inability to get people out. Alex Cora called for Kimbrel with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Red Sox clinging to a 6-5 lead and with runners on the corners.
Andujar grounded out to second base, advancing Walker to third with one out. Gardner, in an 8-for-63 skid, had already doubled twice. Gardner drilled a full-count pitch into left-center, well over the head of center fielder Mookie Betts, who was playing shallow. But Kimbrel had owned Gardner in their previous eight matchups; Gardner was 1-for-6 with five strikeouts and two walks against Kimbrel in his career. Nobody warned us of the effects it could have on multi-millionaire pitchers who need their hands to throw a baseball more than they need them to mash buttons on a video game controller. Here's everything you need to know about Wednesday's Major League Baseball action. But we hope that's not for a very, very long time. "No matter what the situation is".
"I couldn't hear anything", Judge said of rounding the bases. The current standings mean even less when you consider just how hot the Yankees are. Feel like a little kid out there. Aroldis Chapman earned his eighth save in nine chances. Ramirez's came in the seventh off Chad Green. Aaron Hicks hit a sacrifice fly in the inning that scored Stanton to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.
Tanaka and Rick Porcello had similar lines. But it was Gardner who pushed the Yankees ahead with a clutch two-run triple, offering a reminder of his standing on this team despite a horrendous slump to start the season. The 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor will be on regular rest because Boston was off Monday. Shreve struck out Rafael Devers, and righty Jonathan Holder struck out Sandy Leon. But manager Aaron Boone hasn't looked at his stat sheet that way.
Meanwhile, the expectation-defying Celtics will now face the world's best player once again, LeBron James, and the team he keeps saving from themselves, the Cleveland Cavaliers for the right to go to the NBA Finals.