David Price pitched well — against the Yankees — he allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, and left with a 3-2 lead over CC Sabathia. Coming into the game, Price was 2-8 with a 7.95 ERA in a dozen career starts versus the Yankees, including 0-6 with a 9.79 ERA against them since joining Boston.
Sabathia was fresh off a 10-day IL stint due to knee soreness, so it was good to see him pitch well.
All Hell Broke Loose in the 7th
So it was a tight 3-2 game when all hell broke loose for the Yankees in the 7th with Luis Cessa on the mound and Clint Frazier in right field. Michael Chavis walked, Eduardo Nunez singled to right and the ball went under Frazier’s glove and rolled all the way to the wall, allowing Chavis to score and Nunez to go to third. After Brock Holt singled in Nunez with a little liner over DJ LeMahieu‘s head, Andrew Benintendi hit a liner to Frazier, who tried to make a diving catch of it and missed — the ball bounded away from him — and then he picked it up and made a wild throw home.
Clint Frazier's 7th inning, with appropriate musical accompaniment pic.twitter.com/hsAfuXqP02
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) June 3, 2019
“He may be pressing a little bit out there,’’ said Aaron Boone after the game.
Yankees Comeback — Again! But Fall Short
The Yanks, down 8-2, launched a comeback with 3 runs in the 8th.
Clint Frazier Controversy
After the game, Clint Frazier refused to talk to the press. The next day, he did talk to the press, and his locker — and said he felt he’s been treated unfairly, which started with criticism of his picking #77 in the minor leagues in an ode to Aaron Judge‘s #99.
Clint Frazier expressed frustration with how he's been covered in New York, singling out the haircut thing and the jersey number thing from his rookie year as examples.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) June 4, 2019
Yanks Still Took Series — 2 of 3
The Yankees still won the 3-game series, 2 games to 1, so there’s that. And Sabathia looked good. And the offense tried to come back. So, overall — a good series. Yanks are now 38-20, in 1st place by 2.5 over Tampa and 8.5 over Boston.