All Hail Hale & the Ballpen (& Opener Chad Green) — May 27, 2019: NY 5 SD 2

The grand plan worked again — throw in a decent starter — in this case an “Opener” and a “Mop Up Man” and then let that incredible Yankee ballpen pitch shutout innings the last half of the game.

On a sunny Memorial day game at Yankee Stadium, David Hale pitched 4 innings of 2-run ball — coming in in the 2nd inning after “opener” Chad Green pitched a shutout 1st inning, striking out the side — and then was relieved by 4 shutout innings of Yankee ballpen (Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman) — and the Yankee offense got 5 runs for the easy Yankee win.

After Hale allowed 2 runs in the top of the 2nd, the Yankee offense came back on a homer by Clint Frazier and 2-run job by Brett Gardner to take a 3-2 lead.

Gary Sanchez homered in the 8th to add an insurance run, 4-2. Cameron Maybin singled in a run in the 8th to make it 5-2. Maybin had come in for defense for Clint Frazier, and made a terrific defensive play in the field as well.

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