First off, the remainder of the suspended game from May 15. The Yanks and Nationals resumed the game in the top of the sixth, with the score tied at 3. Tyler Austin, now in the minors, had hit 2 HR and drove in all 3 runs for the Yanks in that game.
Chad Green “started” today, and I won’t get into numbers, because the suspension of the game really throws things off. For example, Juan Soto, who made his MLB debut on May 20, hits his “first” MLB HR of the year in the bottom of the sixth to give the Nationals the 5-3 win, but it isn’t counted as his first MLB HR, and his “MLB debut” came five days after the start of this game, and the first HR after that is counted as his first MLB HR. You may recall that last week, the teen sensation hit 2 HR at the Stadium against the Yanks. The suspension and completion throws everything out of whack. Confused? I am, and I am not going to get more confused.
And I ain’t going back to make this game #41 and renumbering every game after that. Let’s just say result #68 and go from there.
Before the game, the Yanks sent down Ronald Torreyes and brought up Clint Frazier because of concerns over Brett Gardner’s sore knee. Giovanny Gallegos was player #26 for the other game.
Anyway, Chad Green lost the suspended game by giving up the two-run HR by Soto in the bottom of the sixth. The Yanks had a threat in the eighth, but couldn’t get it done.
As for the regular game, a makeup of a May 16 rainout, the Yanks won 4-2, making their record 47-22.
In the first, Hicks doubled and Stanton singled him in.
Sonny Gray gave up runs in the second and fourth. Gleyber Torres made a big play to keep another run from scoring in that second inning.
Aaron Judge made a nice play in the third.
In the fifth, Romine singled, Gray tried to bunt him over but bunted into a force play. Hicks then hit a 2-run HR (9) to put the Yanks up 3-2.
In the seventh, Clint Frazier, pinch-hitting, was hit by a pitch and went to second on an errant pickoff throw. After a walk to Judge, Stanton hit a double to make it 4-2.
In the meantime, Jonathan Holder had shut down a potential Nats rally in the sixth.
Dellin Betances was dominant in the eighth, but Aroldis Chapman ran into trouble in the ninth and was helped on a great play by Judge to end the game.
Hicks 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Judge 2 nice defensive plays.
Stanton 4 hits, 2 RBI
Gray (W, 5-4, 4.89) 5+ IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.19. Great job getting out of a jam.
Robertson (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.58
Betances (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.09. Dominant.
Chapman (S, 21) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Struggled, helped by Judge D. 1.14