The New York Yankees took three games of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox, with James Paxton leading the way to a 5-0 victory.
- New York Yankees 5 (95-50)
- Boston Red Sox 0 (76-68)
- MLB, Final, Box Score
- Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Hot take: If James Paxton had been throwing his knuckle curve all year, we could be mentioning him in the Cy Young race.
The New York Yankees took the last of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox on Monday night with a 5-0 win.
Paxton was dominant once again. He tossed 6.2 shutout innings, giving up four hits and fanning seven. This has been a usual day of work for him lately. I mean, just take a look at these numbers since Aug. 1 and tell me this isn’t one of the most dominant starters in baseball.
James Paxton before August 1:
89.2 IP, 4.72 ERA
James Paxton after August 1:
49 IP, 2.57 ERA pic.twitter.com/4XxQxNPdbV
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) September 10, 2019
The increased use of the knuckle-curve has been an absolute godsend. Paxton is quickly solidifying his place as the game one starter in October.
On offense, the Yankees power showed up once again.
Austin Romine opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a solo shot to right.
I’m calling Austin Romine the Rattlesnake for now on…cause you never know when he’ll bite ya with a dinger pic.twitter.com/1vWT7bqbFi
— SteveBrudzynski 🇮🇹🇵🇱 (@Big_Steve89) September 10, 2019
Most of the Yankees damage on Monday night came in the seventh inning.
Gio Urshela kicked it off with a homer over the green monster in his first start since returning from the I.L.
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) September 10, 2019
— Tom Hanslin (@TomHanslin) September 10, 2019
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In the ninth, Luke Voit added an insurance run with a bases-loaded RBI single to make the score 5-0.
Everyone's Shawaryn tonight! pic.twitter.com/M9FUumc5qp
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) September 10, 2019
Savage of the Game - James Paxton
Once again, James Paxton showed up with his ace stuff. He shut down a great Red Sox offense and helped officially bury them in the AL East contention. If Paxton keeps this momentum throughout September and into October, he’s gonna be a nightmare for opposing teams.