The NY Yankees Twitter account only posted two tweets about this game. One was a highlight; one was the final score. The highlight was a Luke Voit homerun — giving him a league-leading 41 straight games that he’s gotten on base. The homerun made it 3-1 Arizona in the 6th. So here’s that highlight:
The streak's alive. That's 41 👀 pic.twitter.com/NLkRL7yhKs
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 1, 2019
One could argue Yankees twitter could have posted videos of some other smaller highlights: In the 8th, Cameron Maybin singled and after an out, Gary Sanchez hit a sharp single to the opposite field (right) — which was good to see as the Sanchez who hits the ball to the opposite field — is the Sanchez that is a dangerous hitter. That gave the Yankees 2 on and nobody out, down 3-1 — but a double play grounder to 3rd by Gleyber Torres on the first pitch to him, seemed to douse the rally. Mike Tauchman hit a clutch, sharp single to the opposite field (left) to plate a run and make it 3-2.
Tanaka Shaky; Ballpen Brilliant
Masahiro Tanaka struggled in this game — he has struggled thru three starts now. He allowed 3 runs in 4 innings. The ballpen did its job — pitching 4 innings of scoreless ball to keep the Yankees in it — Luis Cessa came in to pitch 2 scoreless innings, Tommy Kahnle 1 shutout inning, and Adam Ottavino 1 shut out inning.
Merrill Kelly stymied the Yankees for the first 5 innings; he was lifted after giving up the homerun to Voit in the 6th. Arizona then marched in five relievers who kept the Yankees’ depleted lineup at bay: Yoshihisa Hirano, Yoan Lopez, Andrew Chafin, Archie Bradley, and closer Greg Holland.
There were a couple of controversial plays in the game — hard to do in this era of video replay check. Somehow the video replay check guys got this one wrong in the 5th — pissing off Aaron Boone who got thrown out later in the game (the 7th) — clearly still pissed off from the play in the 5th.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 1, 2019
Can we keep this Aaron Boone, please?pic.twitter.com/TYQOPMSoGi
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) May 1, 2019
This was another game where you wished the Yanks had some of their regular lineup playing — for example any combination of the following injured players: DJ LeMahieu, Clint Frazier, Aaron Judge, Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, and/or Aaron Hicks. Troy Tulowitzki even.