Michael King finally got beat – blowing a hold opportunity by throwing a wild pitch to allow the tying run to score in the top of the 7th, and then allowing a 2-run homer to the next batter, pinch hitter Cole Calhoun – to send the Yanks to the 4-2 loss. The victim was starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery, who pitched brilliantly again, and didn’t get a win, again.
It was the 2nd game of a Mother’s Day doubleheader, the Yanks winning the 1st game for a split.
1. Monty Can’t Get the Win – AGAIN!
Jordan Montgomery pitched another terrific ballgame – he had a shutout through 5 innings, then allowed a 342-foot homer to centerfielder Eli White in the 6th, and in the 7th, allowed a leadoff double to catcher Jonah Heim and was relieved by Michael King.
Heim later scored so Monty’s line was 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 K’s, 0 BB’s. He pitched better than that and deserved a win.
2. Giancarlo Put Yanks Up
Giancarlo Stanton gave Monty 2 runs with a 2-run shot to the opposite field in the 4th.
We are going to guess this is a home run in 30/30 Major League ballparks. pic.twitter.com/065f7tEAI3
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 8, 2022
3. King Loses It
King relieved Monty with a runner on 2nd and nobody out in the 7th, nursing a 2-1 Yankee lead. King walked Cole Calhoun but got a strikeout and groundout – and so with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd, looked like he’d get out of the inning.
But he threw a wild pitch to Miller, scoring the game-tying run from 3rd. That seemed to affect King – because on the very next pitch Miller ripped a homer to right center for a 4-2 Texas lead, somewhat ruining Mother’s Day get together all over NYC.
Gleyber Torres led off the bottom of the 9th with a walk, putting the tying run at the plate and giving Yankee fans hope. But Isiah Kiner-Falefa struck out, Joey Gallo flied out, and DJ LeMahieu lined out to center.
At least it was good to see Gleyber continuing to get on base.