The bats picked up right where they left off as the New York Yankees win their third straight series in the Bronx.
- Chicago White Sox: 1 (7-7)
- New York Yankees: 9 (10-5)
- American League, FINAL
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
The Chicago White Sox may have stopped the New York Yankees and their winning streak in its tracks Tuesday night but Wednesday was an entirely different story. Tonight, the Yankees picked up right where their winning streak ended and they looked impressive while doing it.
Tonight, the Yankees picked up right where their winning streak ended and they looked impressive while doing it.
The Yankees started a new winning streak tonight by starting off strong early. Resident ace Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for the Bombers and promptly struck out the first two batters before forcing Melky Cabrera to fly out to Brett Gardner.
Right away, the Yankees put themselves on the board. Gardner took a 93 MPH fastball into center for a double to set up a two-run blast by Chase Headley.
Headley, who had the day off yesterday, proved what an asset he is to the lineup. His stellar batting average is no fluke, as he showed by putting the Yankees out front early tonight and ended the game with a .396 BA.
The Yankees continued the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, with Aaron Judge and Greg Bird leading off the inning to make way for Austin Romine. The hot-hitting catcher laced a single to center to bring in Judge for the Yankees’ third run tonight.
Ronald Torreyes capped off the inning with an RBI groundout to score Bird and bring the Yankees’ lead to 4-0.
That’s when the offense we’ve come to know and love came to play. Starlin Castro smashed a three-run home run to left center to pad the lead.
Not to be outdone, Judge followed that up by demolishing his own home run, which went 448 feet into the New York night. Just like that, the offense was back and the Yankees were up comfortable 8-1.
With runners on in the sixth and seventh, Tanaka handled them with ease, escaping both innings with no runs allowed. Come the seventh inning stretch, the Yankees had exercised pure dominance in the final game of the series.
Tanaka finished his performance with seven innings of six-hit ball while only allowing one run while Aaron Hicks came in to add on another run with a laser homer down the right field line.
Chase Headley has been on fire since game one and his performance has many fans scratching their heads.
We’ve seen Headley develop since his introduction to the Bronx spotlight during the 2014 season. Now he seems to be seeing the ball better and he’s fighting for his starting spot. That pressure has helped his perform at his finest this season.
Headley’s second inning blast came off a 93 MPH fastball down in the zone. That shot marks his third home run of the season.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 20, 2017
A Biased Judge:
Aaron Judge certainly has a bias. He clearly enjoys hitting home runs more than anything.
The right-handed slugger went yard once again tonight and this time, he hit it further than he ever has. Marked at 448 feet, according to and Statcast, the Judge gave some fans quite the souvenir. If they dared to catch the 116 m.p.h. homer.
That came after Judge impressed during batting practice, launching a home run over the restaurant in center field. That’s right. OVER.
The power Judge has displayed can’t be stopped. He is simply incredible. He is really something else.
How strong is @TheJudge44?
— #Statcast (@statcast) April 20, 2017
The Yankees have an off-day Thursday to prepare for their next test: facing the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road. The Yankees will send lefty CC Sabathia to the mound against young right-hander Tyler Glasnow.
Sabathia, who is 2-0 on the season, looks to build off his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Sabathia pitched 7.1 strong innings while giving up one run on three hits.
The biggest test will be how they fare on the road. After an incredible 8-1 start at home, the Yankees will look to improve on their dismal 2-4 start on the road.
Let’s see how long this new winning streak will last for the New York Yankees because right now, they look like they look unbeatable.