Gleyber, Cole, Sanchez ‘Massacre’ Red Sox: NY 10 Boston 3 — Aug 14, 2020

Gleyber Torres went 4-4, Gerrit Cole pitched 7 strong innings, and Gary Sanchez massacred a pitch into the Coronavirus empty bleachers in left for the easy 10-3 Yankee win on a beautiful, 75-degree Friday night in the Bronx (with no fans there).

Gary Sanchez also threw out a runner early in the game with a perfect strike to 2nd.

As Emily Nyman put it on Twitter, “Sanchez is really putting the fat & lazy community on the map.”

There were other Yankee heroes — DJ LeMahieu broke out of an 0 for 1 slump by getting a hit his first time up; finishing 2-5 to lower his batting average to .429. Mike Tauchman doubled in a run in the 5th, singled in a run in the 7th, and singled in 2 more runs in the 8th to finish 3-5 with 4 RBI’s.

And Clint Frazier Ripped a double to drive in a run in the 7th.

Boston’s Depleted Pitching

The Red Sox threw Colten Brewer and their bullpen at the Yanks; Boston devastated by a change to their starting pitching this year, with Chris Sale out with Tommy John surgery, David Price traded to LA, Rick Porcello signing with the Mets as a free agent, and Eduardo Rodriguez out for the year with a heart issue. And Mookie Betts was traded too.

Cole dominated, and the Yankee batters were too much for the depleted Red Sox pitching staff. Boston is now 6-14. The Yanks are in 1st with a 13-6 record.

Holder Couldn’t Hold ‘Em Again

The Yanks held a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 7th, and with Jonathan Holder warming in the pen, Yankee fans on twitter were hoping for 4 or 5 insurance runs. The Yanks got 3 insurance runs, taking an 8-1 lead into the top of the 8th.

Holder walked the first batter he faced in top of the 8th (Kevin Pillar) , walked the second batter (Jackie Bradley Jr., and allowed a single to 2nd baseman Jonathan Arauz to load the bases with nobody out. Boston left fielder Alex Verdugo (who had homered earlier) grounded into a fielder’s choice to score a run, and then Rafael Devers singled in a run to make it 8-3 and Holder was gone.

Adam Ottavino entered and threw FILTHY stuff to strike out J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts looking, and that was the old ballgame.

Ben Heller pitched an uneventful 9th.

Judge to IL

Before the game it was announced Aaron Judge was being put on the 10-day Injury List with a sore calf. That brought ire from Yankee twitter — some who had predicted this after manager Aaron Boone swore Judge was A-Ok the other day after lifting him for apparently no reason in the 5th after hitting a homerun.

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