Sorry for a late posting. I was up in Cooperstown yesterday for the HOF induction ceremony. Up at 3:45 AM, bus leaves at 5 AM. Sit for hours in brutal sun, home in pouring rain. But for Mo? Worth it. Home around 9:30 PM.
But I don’t take the heat well. Sorry, Derek, I don’t think I’ll be going up next year, but will watch on TV.
Anyway, the Yanks’ (64-34) five-game win streak was snapped by the Rockies on a hot Sunday afternoon, 8-4. James Paxton didn’t have a good day.
Charlie Blackmon hit Paxton’s second pitch of the game for a HR. Blackmon had 4 hits on the day.
In the bottom of the first, D.J. LeMahieu hit the first pitch for a HR (14). Tie game.
But Colorado scored three times in the third to go up 4-1 (3 unearned runs due to a Luke Voit error), then got two more in the fourth, 7-1.
Mike Tauchman homered (6) in the fifth to cut it to 7-2.
A passed ball by Gary Sanchez in the eighth enabled Colorado to go up 8-2, then Aaron Hicks hit a 2-run HR (10) in the bottom of the eighth to make it 8-4, the final score.
The Yanks still lead Tampa Bay by 9, and Boston by 11.
LeMahieu solo HR (14) .333
Hicks 2-HR (10).
Tauchman solo HR (6).
The Yanks only had 4 hits in the game. You may say they were tamed savages yesterday.
Paxton (L, 5-5, 4.20) 3 1/3 IP, 7 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Green 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.62 (ERA was 16.43 when sent down in April).
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.62
Tarpley 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 6.59
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.39