Yanks Get 1 Hit in 11 Innings. Blow Win. Oakland 3 NY 2

The Yankees threw down an absolute stink bomb in this one — getting 1-hit in an 11-inning game and STILL managing to blow a 2-0 lead they were gifted in the 10th — when Stephen Vogt hit a game-tying homer with 1 out in the bottom of the frame. The Yankees then threw an inning-ending double play ball away in the 11th to lose.

On top of it, the Yankees were 1-hit through 8 innings by Adam Oller, a 27-year-old journeyman prospect who entered with aΒ 2-6 6.41 record — one of the highest ERA’s amongst starters in the American League.

And NY wasted a brilliant performance by Domingo German, who pitched 3-hit shutout ball into the 8th.

Oswaldo Cabrera got the lone Yankee hit — a double to lead off the 6th, and was robbed of a double in the 3rd on a great catch by Chad Pinder.

“We just weren’t able to mount much,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “Osaldo hit a number of balls on the screws tonite. But it was a challenge for us. Oller kind of held us down; kept us in check.”

The Yanks fell to 78-49. Luckily Tampa and Toronto both lost so NY’s lead remained 8.5 over Tampa and 9 over Toronto. But Baltimore won to move 10.5 out. Oakland fell to 47-81, last place in the AL West.

1. Who Is Adam OiIer?

Adam Oller was mispelled Adam Oiler on many tweets through the night across Yankee Twitter — an example of how unknown Oller was. He is a 27-year-old 6’4 right hander — a former Met — sent to Oakland in the trade this winter with J.T. Ginn for Chris Bassitt.

  • Before that, Oller was with the San Francisco Giants — acquired from them by the Mets in the Rule 5 draft in 2019.
  • Before that Oller was with the Pittsburgh Pirates, drafted by them in the 20th round of the June 2016 draft, before being released in November, 2016.

Oller used a 92-MPH four-seam fastball and an 88-MPH cutter, mixing in an 85-MPH changeup to cut down the Yanks. As the game wore on he started mixing in an 80-MPH curveball.

2. Cabrera Gets Lone Yankee Hit

Oswaldo Cabrera was the only Yank to get a hit — a lead-off double off the wall in the top of the 6th. But Cabrera tried to steal 3rd and was cut down as Oller threw him out.

Cabrera was also robbed of another double by Chad PinderΒ in the 3rd and hit the ball on the screws all night.

3. German Brilliant

Domingo German was brilliant, pitching a 3-hit shutout into the 8th inning. His final line: 7.2 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 5 K’s, 0 walks. His ERA goes down to 3.18.

German was helped all evening by excellent Yankee defense, such as this terrific catch by Aaron Judge in the 6th:

Josh Donaldson helped reliever Ron Marinaccio in the 9th with a tremendous play at 3rd that had Yankee Twitter humming that he was headed for a Gold Glove this year — @YankeeWRLD tweeting a graphic showing Donaldson currently leading the American League in Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and Outs Above Average (OAA).

4. Yanks Had It Won in 10th

Through 9 innings the Yanks were getting shut out on the 1 hit. The top of the 10th didn’t start any better when they were unable to move their inherited runner over — Andrew Benintendi led off with a grounder and Oakland nabbed inherited runner Kyle Higashioka at 3rd. Aaron Judge then struck out for the 2nd out.

But Oakland reliever A.J. Puk then intentionally walked Josh Donaldson and hit Anthony Rizzo with a pitch to load the bases.

Puk then threw a wild pitch to LeMahieu to score 2 runs. NY 2 Oakland 0 — the game seemingly at hand for the Yanks.

5. Yanks Blow It in Bottom of 10th

Ron Marinaccio pitched the bottom of the 10th with the 2-0 lead. He got the 1st out, moving the inherited runner to 3rd.

But Vogt pinch hit and ripped an 84-MPH changeup to right for a game-tying homer. NY 2 Oakland 2.

6. Yanks Cough It Up in 11th

Lou Trivino pitched the bottom of the 11th and walked the first batter Sean Murphy on 4 pitches. But after a mound visit by manager Aaron Boone to make sure he was ok, Trivino got an easy fly for the 1st out of the inning.

With runners on 1st and 2nd and 1 out, Chad Pinder hit an inning-ending double play ball — the Yanks getting the out at 2nd but DJ LeMahieu threw the ball badly to 1st — past Anthony Rizzo as Murphy scored from 2nd for the old ballgame. “He got my back foot, but I probably should have cleared some space a little bit,” said LeMahieu afterwards. “But yea he got my back foot, messed me up a little bit.”

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