Staked to a 3-0 lead, J.A. Happ allowed 4 runs in the 3rd, and Philly held a small lead until the 6th, when the roof caved in on Nick Nelson — 6 Philly runs on 7 hits in that inning. Philly barrelled out to an 11-3 lead before 4 Yankee runs in the bottom of the 7th cut the deficit to 11-7 — and that was the ballgame, as in Coronavirus teams only play 7 innings in a doubleheader — like softball.
That left many Yankee fans to wonder if the Yanks would have come back and won if they had 2 more innings; as @NYFanForever96 asked, “Raise your hands if you think we would’ve won game.1 if it were a 9 inning.”
Aaron Judge hit a 3-run homer in that 7th for the Yanks — he is now batting .308 with 7 homers (in 10 games).
Make it SEVEN homers in TEN games for Aaron Judge!
He's just the second Yankee EVER to achieve that feat (A-Rod, 2007). pic.twitter.com/eauws4IZKk
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 5, 2020
Luis Cessa saw his first action of the year, pitching a scoreless 1.1 innings to close the game.