The Yanks won the day part of a day/night doubleheader, shutting out Boston 3-0 behind six innings from CC Sabathia.
Bryan Mitchell was to start the day game, but that thinking changed when yesterday’s game went deep into extra innings.
The Yanks had to send down Heller and Holder for fresh arms in Mitchell and Caleb Smith.
The Yanks got two runs in the fourth inning. With one out, Didi Gregorius singled and Clint Frazier reached on an error. Austin Romine singled to load the bases. Ji-Man Choi got a SF and Ronald Torreyes singled in the second run.
In the fifth, Didi Gregorius wrapped his eleventh HR of the season around the Pesky Pole to make it 3-0.
BTW, the Pesky Pole is NOT named that (contrary to public opinion) because the Red Sox SS/3B of the 1940s and 1950s would wrap a lot of homers around the pole.
Pesky hit just 17 HR in his WHOLE MLB CAREER.
No, the Pesky Pole is named that because Pesky’s actual name was John Michael Paveskovich. He was Polish. For easier boxscores, his last name was shortened to Pesky.
Sabathia (W, 8-3, 3.54) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K.
Clippard (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Green (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 H, 2 W. 2 K. 1.75
Chapman (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.57