Rodon Bombed. Yank Win Streak Stopped at 5. Detroit 10 NY 3

Gleyber Torres hits his 25th homer of the year in the 2nd to make it a 2-1 game at the time.

Carlos Rodon was bombed for 7 runs in 3.2 innings to halt the Yankee 5-game winning streak, and give Detroit a 10-3 win on a Thursday night in the Bronx.

Rodon was coming off 3 pretty good outings in a row, but in this one he was back to the dreadful starter he looked like when he first came back from injury in July.

Gleyber Torres continued his hot hitting, with a homer and 2 for 3 performance to raise his averate to .275, which is 16th in the American League (a .300 average in days of old in terms of # of players hitting that high).

Of the rookies, Evan Pereira doubled in 2 runs, Oswald Peraza went 1 for 4, Anthony Volpe went 1-3 with a walk, and Jasson Dominguez went 0-3 with a walk.

“Stuff was a little down; little all over the place; they barreled a lot of balls, and I just got my ass whupped; that’s pretty much it,” said Rodon afterwards. “We were on a little roll there with 5 straight wins; just trying to put the next one up, and showed up and kind of pissed the bed and was not good.

NY falls back to .500 at 70-70, and are 7 behind the Wild Card. Detroit improves to 64-76.

1. Rodon Bombed

It was HOT and HUMID out — the same heat and humidity that Gerrit Cole and Clarke Schmidt had faced the 2 previous nights during their splendid pitching performances.

“I’m not going to make any excuses for my performance tonite,” added Rodon. “I just wasn’t good and it’s time to be better.”

  • The game just started when Rodon allowed a leadoff double to Matt Vierling, and 2-run homer to righty by Spencer Torkelson into the short porch in right. Detroit 2 NY 0 as people at Yankee Stadium were still making it to their seats.

  • Rodon reared back and got the next 3 outs: ground out, strike out, strike out — so it looked like it might be a blip.
  • And Rodon pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 2nd — so all looked good.
  • But in the 3rd, a leadoff single then RBI double by Vierling made it 3-1 Detroit. Vierling went to 3rd on a fly out and scored on a sac fly and it was 4-1.
  • Aaron Judge hit a DEEP fly caught at the wall in center 405 feet away, that would have been a homer in 13 ballparks, and made it a 4-3 game in the 3rd — but it wasn’t. Still the Yanks were that close to being back in the game.
  • And then Rodon cemented the loss in the 4th — leadoff infield single, strike out, double by Tyler Nevin for a 5-1 Detroit lead, ground out, single by Matt Vierling for a 6-1 Detroit lead and Rodon was gone.
  • Randy Vasquez came in and allowed a 2-run homer right off the bat to Spencer Torkelson and it was 8-1 Detroit, and many Yankee fans on Twitter announced they were switching to the football game.

“In the pen I felt fine; felt pretty dialed in,” added Rodon. “I just didn’t have the put-away breaking ball or the put-away fastball. He falls to 2-5 6.60.

“I haven’t performed very well, and I haven’t performed very much. So it’s been very frustrating and not good,” summed up Rodon when asked to characterize his season so far.

2. Gleyber HR

Gleyber Torres continued his hot hitting — launching a solo homer to opposite field right in the bottom of the 2nd off Detroit starter Eduardo Rodriguez to make it a 2-1 game at the time.

3. Pereria Drives in 2

Gleyber was at it again in the 4th — walking to leadoff the inning. Anthony Volpe got a 1-out single to move Torres to 3rd, and after Kyle Higashioka popped out for the 2nd out, Evan Pereira came through with a clutch, 2-out double to left for 2 runs and an 8-3 game at the time.

Rodriguez finished with 6 innings pitched, allowing 4 hits and 3 runs and going to 11-7 3.18.

4. Vasquez, Abreu Take the Middle

After allowing the 2-run homer to Torkelson in the 4th, Randy Vasquez pitched a shutout 5th and 6th — striking out 5.

Albert Abreu pitched the 7th and 8th — allowing a 2-run homer to Ibanez in the 8th to make the score 10-3 Detroit.

5. Krook — Ace Reliever in AAA — Does Well

Matt Krook pitched the 9th for the Yanks — striking out 2 in a 1-2-3 inning. It was Krook’s 3rd appearance in the bigs for the Yanks. In AAA this year the 6’4 lefty was an ace reliever with a 0.92 ERA in 29.1 innings allowing only 8 hits.

6. Yanks Mount Minor Rallies

The Detroit bullpen of Will Vest, Miguel Diaz, and Trey Wingenter pitched 3 shutout innings to close it.

NY put 2 on in the 8th against Diaz on a Martian walk and Gleyber single, but Giancarlo Stanton struck out.

The Yanks put 2 on in the 9th on a Higgy walk and Peraza infield single against Wingenter, but Jake Bauers struck out for the old ballgame.

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