Aaron Judge, Los Angeles Dodgers
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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.

In the third inning, Aaron Judge fulfilled a pregame promise he made to a fan, going deep on another Kershaw curveball.

LeMahieu and Judge’s home runs mark an interesting stat with regards to Kershaw’s Hall of Fame hook.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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