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Tag Archives: Sears
For a team that started the year 3-22, the Cincinnati Reds are playing the Yankees (62-26) tough.
The Yankees needed two wild pitches to pull out a 7-6, come-from-behind, 10-inning win over the Reds Wednesday night. In so doing, the Yankees have to worry about Luis Severino, who took himself out of the game after two innings due to shoulder tightness.
Severino’s velocity was down from the beginning. He gave up a run in the first inning and started the second inning by giving up three consecutive home runs. After two innings the Yankees were down 4-0.
The Yanks came back to take the lead in the third inning. Joey Gallo led off with a walk, and D.J. LeMahieu, celebrating his 34th birthday, singled Gallo to third. After the slumping Aaron Judge struck out, Anthony Rizzo reached on a fielder’s choice, Gallo scoring, D.J. to second, on an error. After a flyout by Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres singled to cut the Reds’ lead to 4-2. Josh Donaldson walked to load the bases, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled in all three runners to give the Yanks a 5-4 lead.
Cincinnati scored two runs off of J.P. Sears in the top of the fifth, keyed by a double by future HOF Joey Votto, to take a 6-5 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth, Stanton homered (23) to tie the game at six.
To extra innings and that (ugh) ghost runner. Michael King pitched out of trouble, getting a key inning-ending DP in the top of the tenth. In the bottom of the tenth, LeMahieu was the ghost runner for the Yanks and Judge struck out again. The Reds intentionally walked Rizzo to set up what they hoped would be an inning-ending DP, but two wild pitches enabled LeMahieu to score and for the Yankees to win the game.
The Yanks won despite striking out 16x.
LeMahieu 2 hits
Stanton solo HR (23)
Kiner-Falefa 2 hits, 3 RBI
Severino 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 3 consecutive HR. 3.45 Pulled himself from game. Shoulder.
Sears 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.42
Abreu 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.42 (Combined 3-team ERA)
Peralta 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.41
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.50
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.34
King (W, 6-1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.23
I don’t see a corresponding move yet, but after the game the Yanks optioned Sears to AAA because of the seven pitchers they used and also that Sears won’t be available for a while because of pitching last evening.
As much as I would like the Yanks to add KC’s Andrew Benintendi at the trade deadline, a development came up that will probably not let the Yankees acquire him, and that is that Benintendi is not vaxxed, rendering him unavailable then for when the Yankees would go into Toronto (don’t get me started on Trudeau). It doesn’t appear likely that the Yanks would deal for someone who wouldn’t be available for big inter-divisional games in Toronto. That probably rules out Michael Taylor of KC as an option as well.