Rizzo & Giancarlo Bop Bosox; NY 4 Boston 2

Anthony Rizzo ripped a 2-run homer to right center in the 4th to tie the game, and Giancarlo Stanton ripped a 2-run homer to left in the 6th to put the Yankees ahead, while the Yankee bullpen pitched 6 innings of no-hit, shutout ball to gain NY the 4-2 win.

1. Severino Started — Looked Good

Luis Severino pitched a 1-2-3 shutout 1st, but then allowed a leadoff single to JD Martinez in the 2nd, and then a 2-run homer to Alex VerdugoTrevor Story followed with a bloop to left that Joey Gallo came in fighting the sun and dove for — but the ball bounced off the heel of his glove for a double.

With a runner on 2nd and nobody out, down 2-0, Severino got three straight ground outs to end the inning.

Severino allowed a 1-out booming double to Rafael Devers in the 3rd but then struck out Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez.

Severino walked Verdugo to lead off the 4th and was relieved to make it an afternoon.

“Sevy was good. One mistake..”, said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “I thought overall he threw the ball really well.”

According to Andy Martino, a reporter for Yes Network, Severino will be capped in the number of innings he pitches this year. “We’re thinking 120 or 130.. so short starts are going to be the rule; they’re going to have to skip him; they’re going to have to finesse him,” said Martino.

2. Rizzo for the Tie

Red Sox right hander Nick Pivetta (who they got from Philly) was pitching well until the bottom of the 4th, when Josh Donaldson led off with a single, and Aaron Judge hit a Deep Drive to centerfield that Red Sox centerfield Enrique Hernandez leaped for and caught at the top of the wall. Judge missed a homer by inches. And it showed you why Hernandez is in centerfield and elite defensive centerfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.is in right.

But next up was Anthony Rizzo and he parked one to right center that nobody could catch — and a 2-2 tie.

3. Giancarlo for the Lead

Pivetta was still in the game in the 6th. Judge led off with a walk, and with 1 out Giancarlo Stanton Ripped a 437-foot drive to left for a 4-2 lead.

It was Stanton’s 6th straight game with a homerun against the Red Sox, including last year’s Wildcard game — a new record for a Yankee.

“Stanton is the Red Sox daddy. It just is what it is,” tweeted former Red Sox Barstool reporter (just switched to Draft Kings) and Yankee nemesis Jared Carrabis.

To which Yankee fan and content creater Frankie’s Two Loud replied with this:

And then this, which Carrabis replied/retweeted:

It was the tweet exchange of the night on Yankee Twitter.

4. Yankee Bullpen Brilliant

The Yankee pen is Loaded this year and they showed it in this game with the 6 no-hit shutout innings.

Rookie Ron Marinaccio was first — his first appearance in the big leagues — coming in during the 4th after Severino had walked Verdugo. Marinaccio showed his nerves — walking the first batter he faced, Trevor Story.

With 1st and 2nd, nobody out in a tie game at the time, Marinaccio then struck out Bobby Dalbec.

Marinaccio then got a groundout to put 2nd and 3rd, 2 outs — and then struck out catcher Christian Vazquez looking on 4 pitches, the last an 80-MPH slider.

Then came in succession — each pitching a shutout, no-hit inning:

For the old ballgame.

The Boxscore


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