Over the course of a season, you win games you probably should have lost, and lose games you probably should have won.
Friday night, the Yanks won one they probably shouldn’t have, 3-2 over the Giants.
In the first, the Yanks scored off of Giants’ ace, Madison Bumgarner, on a Gardner single and RBI double by Starlin Castro, and later loaded the bases, but one run was all they got.
In the second, the Yanks got an RBI single by Carlos Beltran.
Beltran threw out a Giants’ runner at the plate in the third, and Masahiro Tanaka got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth.
Tanaka pitched six shutout innings, then no-runs DMC became runs-DMC. The Yanks aren’t going to win many games when Betances and Miller blow a lead, but they did last night.
Betances gave up a run on a WP in the seventh, and Miller gave up the tying run in the eighth.
In the bottom of the eighth, Chase Headley got an infield single, and Mark Teixeira walked. Austin Romine couldn’t get down a sac bunt, and I am thinking to myself, “You got to be able to do the little things. Now watch him hit into a DP.” …. and Romine hit a ball that should have been a DP, except that Giants’ SS Brandon Crawford, in trying to convert it, did a 360 degree spin move after touching second and wound up throwing the ball away for his third error of the game. Headley scored what proved to be the winning run.
Tanaka 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 4 K. 3.00
Betances (H, 25) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 2.63. 1 WP.
Miller (BS, 2) (W, 6-1, 1.49) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Chapman (S, 20) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.15.
I’ll be up at the game today.
The Yanks are 49-47.