The Yankees beat the Red Sox by a score of 3-2 tonight. Luis Severino got the ball for Bombers, coming off a complete game shutout, against the defending world champs, The Astros. He faced off against Drew Pomeranz.
The Yankees would strike first after a laser solo shot to left by Giancarlo Stanton. They would then put men on 1st and 2nd with nobody out, only to strand them. 1-0 the score after 2 innings of play.
Deja vu in the bottom of the 4th as Stanton would smack another homer, this time to right field, giving the Yanks a 2-0 lead.
Luis Severino was nasty tonight. He deserved a better fate, as a few errors and questionable defense behind the plate cost him a better pitch count and a win. He departed after 6+ innings giving up 2 runs and punching out 11. David Robertson would relieve Sevy in the 7th and couldn’t hold the Yankees 2-1 lead. A Mookie Betts triple would tie the game at 2. After Red Sox batter Andrew Benintendi worked the count to 3-0, D-Rob would battle back and strike him out to end the top half of the 7th, with the score still even.
The Yankees would waste no time getting the lead back. The infamous Joe Kelly trotted in from the bullpen and got a good old fashioned Yankee stadium welcome. Aaron Judge would come through with a big RBI single. Yankee 3rd base coach, Phil Nevin, sent Gleyber Torres home as well, to try and squeeze in an additional insurance run but he would be cut down at the plate. That would be all the Yankees in the 7th. 3-2 the score after 7 frames.
Same score in the bottom of the 9th and Chapman would convert his 8th save of the year, securing a 3-2 Yankee victory.
When the Yankees take their next loss it is going to feel very odd. They have won an absurd 16 of their last 17 games and are now tied with the Red Sox for the best record in baseball. These are the same Red Sox who started their season a franchise best 17-2. You can’t predict baseball Suzyn. The series continues tomorrow, same time, same place as Rick Porcello faces off against Masahiro Tanaka. Don’t miss it.