Cold, Wet, Loss — Sunday, March 31, 2019: Baltimore 7 NY 5

Yesterday was 70 degrees. Wonderful and warm. Today — 50 degrees and rain. The rain caused a 4.25-hour delay to the Yankee game at the Stadium. It started at 4:20 pm, and after all those hours, when the game finally came on, J.A. Happ almost immediately allowed a 3-run homer in the first.

Yanks could never make it up, although they came to within a run and had several late rallies, leaving bases loaded several times. Game ended at 7:30 pm.

And so they are 1-2. Boston is 1-3 so you know, it’s early.

The highlights and lowlights:

  • Luis Cessa pitched well in relief, 3.1 innings of scoreless ball.
  • Aaron Judge got a big 2-out single in the 4th to drive in 2 runs and pull the Yanks within a run.
  • Gary Sanchez was oh-fer in his first few at bats not looking good but then hit a massive home run in the 7th to pull the Yanks to within a run. There is hope.

  • DJ LeMahieu looked good, getting several hits.
  • Stephen Tarpley relieved in the 8th and blew this game — he got the first out but then a 2-run homer to put Baltimore up 7-4.
  • Gleyber Torres two hits, looked good.
  • Yanks left bases loaded in the 8th, down 7-4
  • Baltimore’s ace reliever Mychal Givens was pitching in the 7th and 8th and was throwing SMOKE
  • Tommy Kahnle loaded the bases with nobody out in the 9th, but then worked out of it like Houdini, keeping the score at 7-4
  • Yanks rallied again in the 9th, and had tieing runs on, down 7-5, when final out was made by Troy Tulowitzki.

The boxscore:

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