Well that Was Easy. NY Routs Boston 9-1 to Take Weekend Series

Well that was easy. Jameson Taillon pitched shutout ball into the 6th, and the Yankees peppered runs across for an early lead, then poured on 6 more runs late to win in a blowout, 9-1. The game was broadcast nationally on ESPN — a Sunday night summer game at The Stadium.

The Yankees are now 48-44, 7 games behind Boston. They’re still in 4th place, 1 game behind Toronto. NY is 7-3 in their last 10.

1. Taillon Terrific

You can imagine what a Boston Red Sox fan was thinking last night, something like “how did the Yankees get Jameson Taillon? Why didn’t our GM go get a pitcher like him?”

Taillon’s line: 5.1 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 K’s, 2 BB. He got lots of easy fly balls and popups.

It was Taillon’s 3rd straight terrific start, coming off the great start against Houston (that he should have won — but Yanks blew 7-2 lead in 9th), and a brilliant start against Seattle. where the Yanks won 12-1. Prior to that, he allowed 5 runs against the Angels in a bad start where he got the win in a Yankee 11-5 victory on June 29th.

“I’ve started throwing the 2-seam more, starting throwing the curveball more aggressively, started throwing from the windup,” said Taillon afterwards. “All of that was done with the idea of putting my foot down after a really bad start.”

Taillon allowed 3 doubles — one in the 4th with 2 out (and then he allowed a walk), one in the 5th with 1 out, and one in the 6th with 1 out. He got out of the first two situations, but was pulled in the 6th with 2nd and 3rd, 1 out. Chad Green came in to get a strikeout and groundout.

2. Gleyber Hot

Gleyber Torres hit a solo homer in the 2nd off Martin Perez to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. It was Gleyber’s 2nd straight game with a homer. He was hot in the Houston series last weekend as well. Gleyber now slashes 5-32-.240 (.330).

3. Yanks Pepper on Some More Runs

The Yankees peppered on another run in the 3rd on a Greg Allen single, followed by a DJ LeMahieu single and then a Giancarlo Stanton groundout.

In the 5th, Rougned Odor reached on a bunt single, Ryan LaMarre singled to right, and Greg Allen hit a sacrifice fly to center to make it 3-0 NY.

4. Yanks Pour It On Late

Rougned Odor hit a 2-run bomb off Darwinzon Hernandez in the 7th to make it 5-0.

Hernandez then walked LaMarre and Allen. Brandon Workman came in and walked 3 straight batters — Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, and Chris Gittens — to score 2 runs, in between 3 outs — all runs were charged to Hernandez; Workman got credit for a shutout, no-hit inning.

5. Bullpen Does It’s Job

Chad Green did a great job in the 6th getting the big strikeout with 2nd and 3rd, 1 out, and getting out of that inning for Taillon; Green then pitched a shutout 7th.

Zack Britton pitched the 8th, and got 2 outs in between 2 walks, and was relieved after 26 pitches. It was his first appearance since the hamstring pull so manager Aaron Boone had him on a pitch count.

Lucas Luetge came in and allowed a bloop single to Renfroe to make it 7-1, with runners on 2nd and 3rd, 2 out. Yankee fans were starting to remember the blown 7-2 lead against Houston last weekend. And Aroldis Chapman was warming in the pen.

But Luetge got the final out of the 8th on a groundout.

6. LaMarre Puts Everyone at Ease with 2-Run Bomb

Up 7-1, LaMarre put everyone at ease with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to give NY a 9-1 lead.

Even an erratic Aroldis Chapman couldn’t blow an 8-run lead could he?

7. Chapman’s 1-2-3 Ninth

Chapman came in and threw his first pitch way over the batters head to the backstop ala Ryne Duren. Then he got the 1st out on a LONG fly ball to dead center that Brett Gardner caught at the wall. But then Chapman settled down — striking out Bobby Dalbec and getting Enrique Hernandez on an easy groundout to Gleyber at shortstop to end the game. A 1-2-3 shutout inning.


  • It was Aroldis Chapman’s first 1-2-3 outing since June 15th in Toronto.
  • Trey Amburgey started in right field, but in the 4th, sprinted to 1st base to try and beat out a grounder and sprained his hamstring. He left the game. It was announced after the game it was a sprain, not a pull, and he should not be out long.

  • Ryan LaMarre came in for Amburgey and first thing he did was run into the wall to make a great catch. He was shaken up but stayed in the game and later hit the homer in the 8th. LaMarre said afterwards, “I told Boonie I’m not coming out of this game. You don’t get too many chances to wear pinstripes, so I’m going to take advantage of every inning I’m given out there.”
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 0-5 in the game although he did drive in a run on the groundout in the 3rd. He was 0-12 in the weekend series against Boston. It was reported and confirmed by Katie Sharp that his last extra base hit at Yankee Stadium was May 7. Yet his splits on the season show he’s done as well at Yankee Stadium as on the road. He’s 7-22-.243 (.356 OBP) at Yankee Stadium and 8-21-.273 (.343 OBP) on the road. He was out injured in May/June.
  • Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka, and Gio Urshela remain out on COVID IL.

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