CC Sabathia
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The rambunctious New York Yankees dropped the last of a four-game set with the Cleveland Indians by a score of 8-4.

Dropping the last home game before an 11-day road trip probably isn’t what New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was hoping for on Sunday.

The Bombers fell to Cleveland by the score of 8-4, resulting in a series split.

CC Sabathia made his return from the injured list and struggled. In the second inning, he allowed four earned runs, putting the Yankees in a deep hole early.

Sabathia finished only three innings before turning the ball over to Nestor Cortes Jr., who gave up two more runs in 2.1 innings. Following that, Luis Cessa allowed two more runs in relief.

Unfortunately, the offense seemed to be asleep at the wheel for most of the game. Battling against one of the weirdest windups in the modern era, they were unable to do any real damage off of Indians starter Mike Clevinger.

The first Yankee runs came on a two-run shot off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the seventh.

The offense finally showed some life in the ninth inning. LeMahieu hit an RBI single to pave the way for an RBI double off the bat of Aaron Judge.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.

All in all, the Yankees just felt flat for most of Sunday. Certainly, we all hoped that the introduction of a new rally cry would get the offense going…

Now, the Yankees will be gearing up for a three-series road trip. They’ll head out west to face the red-hot Oakland Athletics, the best team in the National League in the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Seattle Mariners.

Savage of the Game — Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner had a great day offensively and defensively Sunday, but that’s not the reason he’s the “Savage of the Game”.

He earns this honor for the way he responded to roll call in the first inning…

Gardner wins “Savage of the Game” in support of the #LetBrettBang movement.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.