Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees secured a series sweep over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-1 win on Sunday night.
- New York Yankees 5 (85-47)
- Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (86-46)
- MLB, Final, Box Score
- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
The hostile planet known as “California” seemed a little less intimidating on Sunday night. While many warned me that the Los Angeles Dodgers were an alien race not to be trifled with, the New York Yankees handled them with relative ease.
The team now treks to a new planet going by the name of “Seattle,” where rescue from the west coast awaits.
Anyway, on Sunday night, the Yankees prevailed with a convincing 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Sunday night.
Domingo German was simply lights out. He tossed six innings, allowing only one run on five hits, punching out five along the way.
German turned it over to the bullpen in the seventh. Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman shut the door with authority. They combined for three innings and didn’t allow a single hit while fanning seven.
On offense, the Yankees lived with the long ball. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff homer off a Clayton Kershaw curveball to give the Yankees an early lead.
DJ LeMahieu launches a leadoff HR off Clayton Kershaw 💥 pic.twitter.com/R3dxnfQIxu
— ESPN (@espn) August 25, 2019
— R2C2 is UNINTERRUPTED (@R2C2) August 25, 2019
Can't hang the curve to Aaron Judge 😤 pic.twitter.com/CFySQjIwNf
— ESPN (@espn) August 25, 2019
LeMahieu and Judge’s home runs mark an interesting stat with regards to Kershaw’s Hall of Fame hook.
Add Aaron Judge to this list … https://t.co/k7oTzcdhUA
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 25, 2019
Mike Ford also came up with a solo shot against Kershaw in the sixth. Coming off the bench after an injury to Didi Gregorius, Ford added another RBI with a double in the eighth inning.
Mike Ford is here to remind Kershaw that all his strikeouts mean nothing if he can’t keep the ball in the yard pic.twitter.com/QUmKxjvO0m
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) August 26, 2019
Mike Ford saw that Voit homered yesterday and went 3-5 today and decided he should try being good at baseball as well pic.twitter.com/2ywiQOkVRl
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) August 26, 2019
Obviously, Gio Urshela couldn’t just let everyone else do the damage on offense. He tacked another run on the board in the ninth with an RBI single.
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) August 26, 2019
Unfortunately, not everything on Sunday night went perfectly. Gregorius exited the game with a shoulder injury. Luckily, X-rays came back negative, but Aaron Boone announced that he’s day-to-day.
X-rays were negative on Didi Gregorius. Aaron Boone said that he is considered day-to-day.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 26, 2019
Savage of the Game - Domingo German
You can take a Domingo German Sunday start to the bank every single time. He tossed a great game and turned it over to an excellent bullpen with a two-run lead. Most importantly, he showed that he can carve up the lineup of a great team many think the Yankees will see in the World Series.