Yankees win with the long ball, Walker walks-off in the 9th
The Yankees beat the White Sox in a game that couldn’t have started out any worse, but also couldn’t have ended in more exciting fashion. The Yankees’ starter, Lance Lynn’s pitch count was hurt by some sloppy defense. The most memorable error was made by Greg Bird, who dropped a ball thrown directly into his glove on what should have been a routine play. Not good. Lynn ended up going 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs. 2 runs crossed the plate after Jonathan Holder replaced Lynn.
The White Sox led it 4-0 until the bottom of the 6th. The first 2 Yankee runs would come off of a moonshot by the scorching hot Miguel Andujar. The Yanks would go scoreless in the 7th but in the 8th Aaron Hicks would send a 2-run bomb into the short porch in right to tie it at 4. The comeback wasn’t quite complete just yet. The score remained tied until the bottom of the ninth. With a chance to walk it off, Neil Walker would pinch hit for Ronald Torreyes. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Walker would make his early season haters go into hiding with a walkoff solo homer.
What a game. It seemed like the Yankees were going to lose series to the White Sox, but some late inning long balls saved the night.
The Bombers will go for the series win tomorrow. CC will take the mound at 7:05 PM ET.