Angels Bullpen Silences Yankees in CC’s Stadium Farewell — Sept 18, 2019: Angels 3 NY 2

Aaron Judge hit a 2-run homer off Angels starter Dillon Peters to tie the game 2-2 in the 3rd inning and that was it for the Yankee offense. The Angels’ bullpen of Luke Bard, Ty Buttrey, and Hansel Robles hurled 5 shutout innings to stop the Yanks, 3-2. The Astros won to take over sole possession of best record in baseball; since they also own the tiebreaker with the Yanks, they essentially have a 2-game lead with 9 games to go.

Adam Ottavino allowed the go-ahead run in the 6th to take the loss — he allowed 3 straight hits — a double and two infield singles — to get into a bases loaded nobody out jam, before getting a fly out to keep the runners in place, but hen made a throwing error himself on a grounder allowing an unearned run to score. Tommy Kahnle came in to strike out 2 to end the inning and the threat but the damage was done.

CC’s Final Start at Yankee Stadium

In CC Sabathia‘s final start at Yankee Stadium, he cruised through the first 2 innings, and struck out the first batter of the 3rd before allowing a single, walk, single, walk, single for 2 runs. He got a pop out and was relieved — pitching 2.2 innings allowing 2 runs and left to applause and fanfare.

Domingo German pitched 2.1 innings of 1-hit shutout ball but was taken out to start the 6th of the 2-2 tie and had no chance of getting his 19th win.

Chad Green, Luis Cessa, and Zack Britton pitched 3 innings shutout ball but it was to avail as the Yankee offense couldn’t muster another run.

It was Giancarlo Stanton‘s first game back from the long stay on the injured list. He ripped a double to centerfield in the 2nd and went 1 for 3 batting 5th.

Batting Title Race

Tim Anderson of the ChiSox went 1 for 4 to drop his average a point to .335; DJ LeMahieu went 1 for 3 and is batting .329.


Brett Gardner got 2 hits to raise his average to .251. Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu got the other Yankee hits — 6 in all.

The Boxscore

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