Ok, the late inning 3-run rally wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win.
It’s not like someone hit a 3-run HR in the 8th or there was a lot of hits, but a win is a win.
This looked a lot like last year in so many ways. Last year, Michael Pineda only started 13 games because of suspension and injury, but he had a 1.89 ERA in that time he pitched. He was also only 5-5 despite the ERA due to lack of run support.
Tonight, Pineda got a no-decision despite pitching well.
6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 6 K.
He left the game losing 2-0.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Yanks cut the lead to 2-1 on A-B-C baseball. Ellsbury singled, stole second, Gardner grounded out moving up the runner, and Beltran got a SF.
In the top of the 8th, Betances gave up an unearned run due to a Brian McCann throwing error.
So the Yanks went into the bottom of the 8th down 3-1. In 16 innings their offense had produced just two runs.
They got 3 in the 8th, which I’ll take, but it is not like anyone raked.
Chris Young (a star of the game) PH for Didi Gregorious and doubled.
Jacoby Ellsbury (another star, 2 for 2, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, a SB) singled Young to third.
Gardner was HBP. Bases loaded and no one out. A run scored on a WP to make it 3-2. Beltran struck out. Teix was intentionally walked to load the bases for an inning-ending DP.
Instead, McCann was HBP to tie the game and Headley singled off the pitcher to make it 4-3, the final score.
Martin 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks and 0 K.
Betances (W) 1 IP, 1 R, unearned. 1 H, 2 walks and 0 K.
Miller (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
In case you missed it, Austin Romine cleared waivers and was optioned to AAA SWB.