Rizzo Leads the Charge Again! NY 4 Miami 2

In his second game as a Yankee, Anthony Rizzo put on another hitting show — going 2-2 with 2 walks, a homerun, and scoring 3 of New York’s 4 runs in a 4-2 win in Miami on a Saturday night. Meanwhile Domingo German gave a decent start, and the Yankee bullpen, including newly acquired Clay Holmes, pitched 5 innings of shutout ball.

1. German Decent

Domingo German was struggling early, and at the same time was pitching a no hitter through 3 innings — coming off his previous start where he lost the no hitter to Boston in the 8th inning.

German pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, but walked 2 in the second inning. He pitched a 1-2-3 third inning, then allowed a single to lead off the 4th, by that time holding a 2-0 lead.

He got 2 outs in the 4th before allowing a triple to Jorge Alfaro to make it 2-1 NY, then threw a wild pitch to allow Alfaro to score and tie the game 2-2.

German was pinch hit for by Gio Urshela in the top of the 5th with bases loaded and 2 outs. The Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo scored a run on a wild pitch with Urshela at bat to take a 3-2 lead, but German did not qualify for a win — pitching 4 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 5 K’s, 2 walks — a decent start.

2. Rizzo Hitting Show

Anthony Rizzo led off the Yankees’ first rally by getting hit by a pitch to lead off the 2nd. Giancarlo Stanton doubled, and Rougned Odor singled Rizzo home to make it 1-0 NY.

Gary Sanchez then hit a ground rules double to right to make it 2-0.

The Yanks had 2nd and 3rd, nobody out — but Tyler Wade struck out, and Domingo German struck out to make it 2 out before Gleyber Torres grounded out to end the inning. A kind National League Rules squandered opportunity.

Rizzo Scores Winning Run

Anthony Rizzo led off the 5th with a single, and came around to score on a 2-out, bases-loaded wild pitch by Anthony Bender to give the Yanks the lead 3-2.

Rizzo Insurance Homer

Rizzo led off the 7th with a homerun off Steven Okert to make it 4-2 NY.

3. Yankee Bullpen Pitches 5 Shutout Innings

Lucas Luetge pitched the 5th and 6th, shutout ball.

New Yankee Clay Holmes — known for getting groundouts and double plays — pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning — groundout, groundout, groundout.

Chad Green pitched a shutout 8th and it was on to the 9th with .. Jonathan Loaisiga.

4. Loaisiga Pitches Around Gleyber Error in 9th

Loaisiga got the 1st out of the 9th, then allowed a single to Brian Anderson.

With one out, Lewan Diaz hit a grounder to Gleyber Torres, playing on the right-field side of 2nd due to the shift. It looked like a double play grounder — but Torres tagged the runner Anderson with his glove — unfortunately the ball was in his hand so the tag didn’t result in an out — and in the same motion threw to 1st for a double play attempt — but threw the ball in the dirt wild. Both runners were safe.

Loaisiga got out of it with a strikeout (of Jorge Alfaro) and groundout for the old ballgame.

The Boxscore



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