A poor outing by Domingo German resulted in him being sent down after the Yanks lost to the Mets, 7-5, on Friday night.
The Yanks had their chances, stranding 14, and going 2 for 13 with RISP.
Luis Cessa, who pitched a good game for AAA last night, will come up to take his place.
Before the game, the Yanks activated Gary Sanchez off the DL and sent down Kyle Higashioka. They also brought up Brandon Drury.
German’s first inning woes continued as he gave up three runs. His first inning ERA is 9.00. You can’t just keep putting your team in a hole like that.
It’s becoming more and more apparent how much the Yanks miss Jordan Montgomery. Either Cessa has to step up and step in where German failed, or the Yanks have to make a deal. The loss dropped the Yanks to 62-34, and with Boston’s 1-0 win, put the Yanks now 5 1/2 behind Boston in the AL East. You can’t catch them if the now demoted German, and today’s starter, Sonny Gray, keep pitching as poorly as they have been.
Hopefully Gray has a good outing today. I’ll be at the game.
In the bottom of the first, the Yanks had first and third, two out, but Hicks grounded out. There was one chance of many to get something back. There would be many more failures.
In the third, Yoenis Cespedes, just off the DL, homered off the left field foul pole to make it 4-0, Mets.
The Yanks got a run on the third when Gardner and Judge singled and Stanton got a SF.
Three walks by Adam Warren in the fifth helped lead to two Mets runs. 6-1, Mets.
In the sixth, Sanchez and Bird singled, and Walker doubled in two runs. 6-3.
The Yanks loaded the bases with two out in the seventh but Andujar flied out.
In the eighth, with one out, Gardner reached on an error and Judge singled. Didi doubled in one run to make it 6-4, and a Stanton RBI groundout made it 6-5. But with first and third, two out, Sanchez struck out.
It seems like on those sliders down and away, Sanchez is either not recognizing the slider or trying to pull everything. Or both. He needs to shoot for RCF more often. He’s strong enough to take advantage of the porch. He’s way better than the .191 he’s at now. Embarrassing.
A WP helped lead to a Mets’ run in the top of the ninth. With two out in the bottom of the ninth, Walker walked, but Gardner, as the tying run, grounded out to end the game.
Judge 3 hits.
Didi 3 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits.
Walker 2 RBI
German (L, 2-6, 5.68) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. To AAA after game.
Warren 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 2.49 Couldn’t hold them
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.37
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.68
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80
Cole 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.92 as NYY 1 WP
Brad Hand, a lefty reliever the Yanks were interested in acquiring, was dealt to Cleveland instead. SD had asked for Andujar.