That’s all the Yankees got in 7 innings against Seattle’s young 6’6 rookie righty Logan Gilbert. And NY didn’t get any hits off Seattle’s bullpen either — in the 4-0 Mariner win on a Thursday afternoon in the Pacific Northwest.
1. Gilbert Impressive
Logan Gilbert isn’t just any rookie — he is an exceptional stud of a pitcher that was the #14 overall pick in the 2018 June draft.
ProspectInsider says, “He uses his 6-foot-6 frame to drive the ball downhill and pitch with life up in the zone, displaying a vertical attack unmatched in the (Seattle) system.”
The Yanks got their one chance to score on Gilbert in the 2nd inning. Giancarlo Stanton led off with a double — the hit that would turn out to be the only one in the game for the Yanks. Luke Voit was hit by a pitch to put 1st and 2nd nobody out. Then Gleyber Torres hit a fly to deep centerfield — but it was caught near the wall. Gio Urshela struck out for out #2, and Brett Gardner grounded out. After that, Gilbert Cruised.
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— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 9, 2021
“He throws hard and kind of cross body so it’s a unique delivery,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “He mixed in his secondary stuff to keep you off the fastball enough, to play it up a little bit, with that big slow delivery, across the body.”
Boone added, “We had some chances on some balls he left there. In the second inning we had our best at bats against him. But after that we obviously did not mount much against him. Credit to Gilbert — he was tough and on his game today.”
2. Monty Pitched Well
Monty then settled down and pitched shutout ball into the 7th inning. His final line — a quality start: 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 9 K’s, 2 BB’s.
3. Wilson & Peralta Close It
There is no etcetera for this game as there was 1 hit. One.