Happ. Less. Less Happ. Rain. April 12, 2019: White Sox 9 Yankees 6

Happ. Less.

Less Happ. (as @aspinaci pointed out).

Rain. More Rain.

And Holder couldn’t hold them. Green made their lead grow.

Lot of play on words last night.  Another loss. Stopped by the rain after 6.5 innings — the Yankees could not come up their last 3 innings — a third of the game. Tough loss.

Happ Less

J.A. Happ finished with 4 innings, 9 hits allowed, and 6 runs (5 earned). Aaron Boone said “Stuff-wise, he’s fine. I think it’s coming out correct. We’ve got to get him to where he’s really confident driving pitches where they need to go.”

Looked Like An Easy Win

After 3 innings, this looked like it was going to be an easy Yankee win — Yanks were up 4-1. Happ (who never seems to have a clean inning this year, as was pointed out on Twitter) was getting by.

DJ LeMahieu (2 for 2 on the night) — a hero again — drove in Aaron Judge and Luke Voit in the 1st — but Gleyber Torres got thrown out at 3rd — another Yankee baserunning blunder. Austin Romine singled in Clint Frazier (1 for 2 with a walk on the night) in the 2nd, and Aaron Judge hit a line drive for a sac fly — scoring Gio Urshela (2 for 3 on the night) and giving the Yanks that 4-1 lead.

Brett Gardner JACKED a high arcing home run to right to give the Yanks a 5-3 lead in the 4th. Nice to see Gardner do that — it was like the Gardner of 2017.

White Sox Homer Show

But then the White Sox answered with their own homer show:

In between all that the Yanks got to within 7-6 on an RBI single by Gio Urshela in the 6th, He is pesky.

And then the rains came hard — it had been raining all night, even before the game — and they were playing all night in a drizzle or steady rain.

Don’t Look Now

Don’t look but Greg Bird went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and is now batting .194, and Luke Voit went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and is batting .184 — although Voit walked and scored a run.

Injuries

Before the game it was announced Dellin Betances had not thrown well in a simulation — there are bone chips in his elbow — and he is being given cortisone and will be out for 6 or 7 weeks. Add him to the injury list of Gary Sanchez, Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Aaron HicksTroy Tulowitzki, and Didi GregoriusCC Sabathia is due back today.

The Boxscore

http://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=401074925

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