The New York Yankees finally received a decent starting pitching performance as Domingo German stopped a Boston Red Sox sweep.
At last, a positive postgame report for the New York Yankees during this devastating series against the Boston Red Sox.
On Sunday night, the Yankees narrowly avoided being swept in Boston with a 9-6 victory. Most importantly, for the first time in over a week, a starting pitcher had a decent start.
Breakout starter Domingo German tossed 5.1 innings, allowing only three earned runs while punching out nine. While it wasn’t the best start of the season, it proved to be exactly what the Yankees needed after such an abysmal pitching week.
Following suit, the Bronx Bombers showed up at the plate. Didi Gregorius and Austin Romine both cracked two-run shots.
Gio Urshela and Cameron Maybin also chipped in with an RBI each. Later in the game, Maybin would double, be pushed to third on a grounder by Urshela, and score on a wild pitch by Red Sox reliever Marcus Walden.
Also of note, Edwin Encarnacion put together another multi-hit game. That marks the fifth time in the last eight games he’s done such.
On a day that saw highly desired starter Marcus Stroman traded to the lesser New York team, Yankee fans desperately needed a strong display on the mound. German gave us just what we needed, a performance that gave the offense a chance to win the game.
The Yankees narrowly avoided a crushing sweep and gained a little momentum coming home for a two-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Savage of the Game: Domingo German
Sure, it wasn’t his best outing of the year, but after the way the last week has gone for the pitching staff, 5.1 innings of three-run ball feels more like eight innings of shutout ball.