Aaron Judge
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The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers squared off in a pitcher’s duel, with the Dodgers coming out on top by a score of 2-1.

I never thought I would see the sun while my mind was trapped on the distant planet of California. But this portion of the planet seems to be where dreams come true. For the first time all week I feel well-rested. Thank the baseball gods for a day game.

The New York Yankees narrowly fell to the Dodgers by a score of 2-1.

Saturday afternoon was a classic pitching duel. The crafty veteran CC Sabathia squared off with mustachioed rookie Tony Gonsolin.

Sabathia put forth one of his strongest outings of the season. Debuting the high-sock look for the first time that I can remember, he tossed a strong four innings, allowing only a two-run shot to Justin Turner and punching out seven.

Sabathia did all he had to do in order to keep the Yankees offense in the game. He also ripped a line drive out and showed Yankees fans what a good hitter he is.

On offense, Aaron Judge put the lone run of the day on the board. His monster solo shot to center cut the Dodgers lead to one in the fourth inning.

In the ninth inning, things spiraled out of control. With men on first and second and one out, Gio Urshela hit a grounder to Justin Turner, who threw it to second. Brett Gardner hustled into the bag with a hard slide, beating the throw and taking out Max Muncy.

In the confusion, Gleyber Torres broke for home, but was sent back to third after a timeout was called by an umpire during the play.

Following a strikeout by Mike Tauchman, the game came down to bases loaded and two outs for Gary Sanchez. Unfortunately, Sanchez struck out to end the game and the Dodgers pulled out a close victory.

Savage of the Game — CC Sabathia

While Sabathia may not have worked deep into the game, that’s not what the Yankees need from the lefty hurler. He gave his best four innings and left the game down only one run. Unfortunately, the offense just didn’t get the job done today.


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