The Yankees jumped out to a 4-0 lead off Ivan Nova, and J.A. Happ was mowing down the White Sox thru 3 innings. Clint Frazier had singled in a run, and the Yanks made it 4-0 on a 2-run homer by the now-hot Brett Gardner. Happ got in trouble in the 4th but got out of it unscathed — and Yanks went into the 5th with the 4-0 lead. Cruising. Sailing.
J.A. Happ works out of the bases-loaded jam and we're on to the fifth!
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Everyone Fell Asleep
I ate a 5 Guys hamburger with some fries and peanuts, and… fell asleep on the couch.
So did the Yankee offense. I woke up to understand the Yankees were down 5-4. Happ had gotten into more trouble in the 5th, punctuated by a 3-run homer by the red-hot shortstop Tim Anderson to tie the game. Centerfielder Leury Garcia hit a homer off Adam Ottavino in the 7th and that was ballgame.
Yanks were held scoreless the last 5 innings of the game by Josh Osich (6.10 ERA), Evan Marshall (16 innings, 0.00 era, 11 strikeouts), Kelvin Herrera (6.58 ERA), and White Sox ace reliever Aaron Bummer (20 saves, 1.37 ERA).
Top of Yankee Lineup Hitless
The first 5 batters in the Yankee lineup — DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Luke Voit, and Gary Sanchez — went hitless. YES reported that that was the first time that happened all season. All the hitting was done by the bottom half: Didi Gregorius was 2 for 4, Gleyber Torres (.284) was 2 for 3 with a walk, Brett Gardner 1 for 4 with the homer, Clint Frazier (.287) was 3 for 4, and Michael Tauchman 1 for 3.
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