Voit Vaults Yanks to ‘Easy’ Win: April 23, 2019: Yanks 7 Angels 5

It’s Luke Voit‘s team now, said @mend_96 on twitter. The Yankees are missing almost their entire starting team, except for Luke Voit — and Voit is Red hot. He extended his on-base streak to 34 consecutive games, longest in the majors, hitting 2 (two) homeruns to power the Yankees to the win, which looked ‘easy’ when the Yanks took a 7-1 lead into the 8th inning.

Green Looks Bad

But much like Easter Sunday, two nights earlier, Chad Green proceeded to make it ‘not so easy’ — allowing 3 baserunners and then a Grand Slam to 1st baseman Justin Bour. On Sunday Adam Ottavino came in to make it worse; this time manager Aaron Boone went to Luis Cessa who pitched a shutout 8th, and then Zack Britton for a shutout 9th, and the 7-5 win.

After the game Yankee management made the ‘easy’ decision to option Green to AAA.

German Scintillating Again

The Yanks built the 7-1 lead on another scintillating start from Domingo German — a Big story developing in front of our very eyes — he pitched 6.2 innings allowing 0 earned runs — he is now 4-1  1.75.

German allowed a one-out double to leftfielder Brian Goodwin in the 7th, got catcher Kevan Smith on a flyout and then Chad Green came in to get 2nd baseman Tommy La Stella for the last out.

Yankee Offense

The Yankees took the 7-1 ‘easy’ lead as follows:

  • Voit hit his first homer in the 1st;
  • Tyler Wade drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the 3rd;
  • Mike Ford hit a 2-run homer — his first homer as a Yankee — in the 5th, giving them a 4-1 lead;
  • Gleyber Torres singled in a run in the 7th;
  • Austin Romine drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the 7th;
  • Voit hit his 2nd homer in the 8th;
  • Thairo Estrada got 2 hits — his first 2 hits in the major leagues;
  • Brett Gardner got 4 hits.

For the Angels, Mike Trout was hitless in 2 at bats (now batting .317) and Albert Pujols was hitless in 3 at bats (batting .211).

The Boxscore


Post Game

The Yankees not only sent Green, but also sent Kyle Higashioka to AAA, and called up lefty Stephen Tarpley and catcher Gary Sanchez.

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