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Game 52. Yanks shut out Bosox behind Happ, 8-0, for 10th straight win.

The Yankees have beaten Boston in every game this season, and will play them for the final time on Sunday.

On Saturday night, J.A. Happ was superb in pitching eight innings in an 8-0 shutout of the Red Sox.

As of right now, the Yanks have four starters who are all clicking and who all have ERAs of 3.30 or lower. That’s a good, encouraging sign as the playoffs draw near.

With the win, the Yanks remain three percentage points ahead of the Twins for the #4 seed in the AL.

The Yankees got two runs right away in the top of the first inning. D.J. LeMahieu (.368 leads MLB; leads AL in OPB, OPS and OPS+) singled, and Aaron Judge walked. Both runners moved up on a passed ball. With one out, Luke Voit (20 HR leads MLB) walked to load the bases. Gio Urshela hit a SF for one run, and Clint Frazier singled in another. 2-0, Yankees.

The Yanks scored twice in the fourth to go up 4-0. With one out, Frazier singled. He moved up to second, and Mike Tauchman reached first, on an error. Kyle Higashioka singled in a run, Tauchman going to third. Tyler Wade drove in the second run on a forceout.

In the fifth, Judge led off with a single but was caught trying to steal second. Brett Gardner singled and scored all the way from first on a single by Voit. Voit’s foot problems held him at first. After another out, Frazier hit a 2-run HR (8), to make it 7-0.

The Yanks made it 8-0 in the top of the ninth. With one out, Gardner walked, moved to second on a WP, to third on a single by Voit, and scored when Urshela hit a SF that turned into a DP (Gardner scored before Voit was doubled up).

Nick Nelson finished off the shutout.

LeMahieu 2 hits (see above; MLB leader in BA, AL leader in OBP, OPS, OPS+)
Gardner 2 hits
Voit 2 hits, RBI
Urshela 2 RBI
Frazier 3 hits, 2-run HR (8), 3 RBI

Happ (W, 2-2, 3.25) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Nelson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.17

UPDATE: The Yanks’ magic # to reach the postseason is 1. Win #31 guarantees the Yanks a winning season. They haven’t had a losing season since 1992.

Game 48. 6 HR, 20 runs. Yanks move into 2nd with 20-6 win.

The Yankees (27-21) moved back into second place in the AL East with a 6-HR, 20-run drubbing of Toronto Tuesday night. The final score was 20-6.

As it now stands, with 12 games left in the season, the Yanks would be the #5 seed in the AL and would head to Minnesota to play a familiar postseason foe, the Twins.

Before the game, the Yanks sent down to the alternate site Clarke Schmidt, Miguel Andujar and Mike Ford. Coming off the IL were Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela and Jonathan Loaisiga.

After the game, Thairo Estrada was sent back, so it appears as if Aaron Judge comes off the IL tonight.

Deivi Garcia pitched a strong seven innings to pick up his seventh MLB win in his fourth MLB start. Other than Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., Garcia didn’t have much trouble with the rest of the Blue Jays lineup.

Luke Voit hit two of the Yankees’ six HR in the game to take over the MLB HR lead at 18. He is a strong MVP candidate.

Guerrero hit a HR off of Garcia in the top of the second to make it 1-0 Toronto.

The Yanks came back with seven in the bottom of the second. With one out, Urshela, who had a great game just coming off the IL, doubled. Clint Frazier reached on an error (Toronto RF Derek Fisher had an awful night), moving Urshela to third. Brett Gardner singled in Urshela to tie the game. After an out, Tyler Wade singled in Frazier to make it 2-1. D.J. LeMahieu singled Gardner to make it 3-1. Luke Voit then hit a 3-run HR (17) to make it 6-1 and Aaron Hicks made it back to back HR with his fifth. 7-1 Yanks.

The Yanks added five more in the bottom of the third to go up 12-1 and the game was basically over. Urshela walked, went to second on a balk, and Frazier walked. Gardner walked to load the bases. Sanchez was HBP, forcing in a run. Wade walked, forcing in another run. LeMahieu cleared the bases with a 3-run double. 12-1.

Garcia gave up a 2-run HR to Gurriel in top of the fourth that cut the lead to 12-3.

The Yanks came right back with four in the bottom of the fourth to make it 16-3. Urshela doubled, Frazier walked, and after an out, Sanchez hit a 3-run HR (8). After another out, LeMahieu doubled, and Voit singled in LeMahieu.

Voit hit a solo HR in the bottom of the sixth (18). 17-3.

In the bottom of the seventh, Urshela singled and Frazier hit a 2-run HR (6). 19-3.

In the bottom of the eighth, LeMahieu hit a solo HR (7). 20-3.

Michael King gave up 3 runs in the top of the ninth. It does appear he needed minor league time this year, but alas, no minors this COVID year, so he is getting a bit of a rude awakening on the MLB level.

LeMahieu 4 hits, solo HR (7), 5 RBI. .363
Voit 3 hits, 2 HR (MLB leading 18), 5 RBI.
Hicks solo HR (5)
Urshela 3 hits
Frazier 2 hits, 2-run HR (6)
Sanchez 4 RBI, a 3-run HR (8)
Wade 2 RBI

Garcia (W, 2-1, 3.28) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR
King 2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 1 K. 6.75

Gerrit Cole pitches for the Yankees (who have won six straight) tonight. There are 12 games left in this shortened season.

Game 47. Gleyber’s PH double wins it, 3-1

Gleyber Torres didn’t start the game, but he sure ended it.

The Yanks (26-21) won their fifth straight, and swept the four game weekend series from Baltimore by winning 3-1 on Sunday.

Before the series, Baltimore was creeping up on the Yanks for a playoff spot. Not anymore.

J.A. Happ gave up a HR in the top of the second to Renato Nunez. 1-0, O’s.

Tyler Wade tied it up for the Yanks in the bottom of the third with his second HR of the season.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the eighth. With two out, Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier both singled. Torres PH for Brett Gardner and doubled in two runs. 3-1 Yanks. Ballgame.

The Yanks are off Monday, 9/14.

Frazier 2 hits
Andujar 2 hits.
Torres 2 RBI
Wade solo HR (2)

Happ 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.96
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.43
Holder 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.08
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.80
Britton (W, 1-2, 2.25) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Chapman (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50

Maybe my post of yesterday helped. LOL. Albert Pujols tied Willie Mays on the all-time HR list with #660 on Sunday.

Game 36. Yanks blow leads, lose game to Mets, 9-7.

The Yanks (20-16) have had a lot of disappointments this season, from injuries to underperforming ballplayers.

The bullpen was supposed to be a strength, not a weakness. But lately, it has been hurting the Yankees.

The Yanks blew 4-0 and 7-4 leads and lost in 10 innings today (Thursday) to the Mets, 9-7.

The Yanks got four runs in the second. With one out, Gio Urshela singled and Brett Gardner walked. Kyle Higashioka singled to load the bases, then Tyler Wade singled in one run to make it 1-0. D.J. LeMahieu hit a SF to make it 2-0. Luke Voit’s 2-run double made it 4-0. They reloaded the bases, but couldn’t score any more.

J.A. Happ gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Todd Frazier in the bottom of the second and it was 4-1. The Toddfather hurt his former team today.

Happ gave up 3 more runs in the fourth and the game was tied. Frazier started off the inning for the Mets with a double. Happ got the next two hitters out, but four straight hits brought in three runs.

The Yanks got two runs in the seventh. With one out, Aaron Hicks walked, and with two out, stole second. Mike Ford walked, then Gio Urshela singled in a run. Brett Gardner doubled in a run and it was 6-4.

The Yanks scored another run in the eighth. With one out, LeMahieu doubled. He went to third on a WP and Luke Voit walked. Aaron Hicks singled in a run. 7-4.

Then the bullpen imploded.

Zack Britton gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth and it was 7-6. Guess who started the rally for the Mets? Yup. The Toddfather.

Aroldis Chapman, pitching while he is appealing his suspension, gave up a game-tying HR to J.D. Davis in the bottom of the ninth. Yankee fans probably wish he was sitting out the game and serving that suspension.

Then in the top of the tenth, Tyler Wade made a baserunning mistake, getting doubled off of second.

In the bottom of hte tenth, Albert Abreu gave up a 2-run HR to Pete Alonso. Ball game over. Mets 9-7.

The Yankees have lost 10 of their last 14 games.

UPDATE: They have now fallen into a tie for 2nd place in the AL East with Toronto, five games behind Tampa Bay.

Voit 2 RBI
Urshela 2 hits, RBI
Happ 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 4 K. 4.68 Gave up 1 HR.
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.55
Green (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.06
Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.27
Chapman (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 9.00 Gave up Game -tying HR.
Abreu (L, 0-1, 20.25) 0 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up GW HR

Games 31 and 32. Yanks go extras in both games, sweep Mets in DH.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (19-13) used a miraculous comeback to win the first game of a DH, then struggling Gary Sanchez hit a grand slam to enable the Yankees to gain the sweep in Game 2.

Both games were won in 8 innings, extra innings what with the 2020 Covid rules for a DH. (7-inning games, extras start w/man on second).

Game 1

Down 7-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Yanks scored five in the bottom of the seventh and once in the eighth to win 8-7.

In the bottom of the first, D.J. LeMahieu walked, was doubled to third by Luke Voit, and scored on a groundout by Mike Tauchman.

The Mets got two in the top of the fourth to go up 2-1, but the Yanks tied it in the bottom of the inning when Mike Tauchman walked and Mike Ford doubled him home.

Ex-Yankee Robbie Cano hit a 2-run HR in the top of the fifth to put the Mets up 4-2. The Mets got three more runs in the top of the sixth to go up 7-2.

Then, in the bottom of the seventh, the comeback. Ford reached on an error, and got back to the bag safely to avoid being doubled up when Brett Gardner lined out. Gio Urshela flied out for the second out. Down 7-2, things looked dire. Ford advanced to second on defensive indifference and Tyler Wade walked. Thairo Estrada was HBP to load the bases. Luke Voit singled to make it 7-4. Estrada should have been out at third to end the game but the 3B dropped the ball. WHEW. A WP made it 7-5. Aaron Hicks then tied the game with his third HR of the season.

In the bottom of the eighth, with the new rules, Tauchman started the inning at second base. Gary Sanchez flied out and Ford walked. After Brett Gardner flied out, Gio Urshela singled in Tauchman to win the game.

Voit 2 hits, 2 RBI
Hicks 2-run game-tying HR (3)
Urshela GW hit

KIng 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K.   6.23
Kriske 1 1/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K.  2 WP.    20.25  Gave up 1 HR.
Heller 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.93
Green (W, 3-2, 3.45) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.

Game 2

Deivi Garcia was brilliant in his MLB debut. At 21, he was the youngest Yankee starter since Phil Hughes in 2007.

The Yanks went up 1-0 in the top of the third (Mets home team in this one) when Tyler Wade hit his first HR of the season.

Garcia took a shutout into the bottom of the sixth. The Mets tied it up on a single after Luke Voit made a two-base error.

In the top of the eighth, Brett Gardner started the inning at second, and Clint Frazier walked. After a flyout moved both runners up, Tauchman was intentionally walked. Sanchez, now hitting just .134, PH for Erik Kratz and hit a grand slam for his sixth HR of the season. Of Sanchez’ 11 hits this year, six are HR.

The Mets got a run in the bottom of the eighth and had the bases loaded but the Yanks held on to win 5-2.

Sanchez Grand Slam (6)
Wade solo HR (1)

Garcia 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.   MLB DEBUT
Holder (W, 1-0, 2.25) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Cessa (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.09




Game 27. Bats stay dead as Yanks lose 5th straight in 2nd game of DH, 2-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (16-12) lost their fifth straight game, and the absences of key players on the IL is being felt. After losing the first game of the doubleheader 5-1, they lost the second game 2-1. 14 innings (7 inning DH games during this year of the virus), 2 runs, and just 7 hits. GIve Braves’ pitching credit, but weak offense—for example, the DP combo was Estrada and Wade, not LeMahieu and Torres.

Masahiro Tanaka pitched great, and I have to (and the YES network and others did do this) question manager Aaron Boone’s decision to take out Tanaka. He had a shutout going through five innings and threw just 66 pitches.

The only Yankees’ run came in the top of the fifth. Miguel Andujar singled, 40 year old backup C Erik Kratz doubled, and Tyler Wade hit a SF.

Chad Green replaced Tanaka for the bottom of the sixth and gave up a 2-run HR to Freddie Freeman. Ballgame.

It seemed like Boone tried to shorten an already shortened (DH, 7 inning) game and it backfired on him.

Besides the IL problem (soon to be expanded, it appears), the rust from the forced layoff (Mets series cancelled due to COVID, off days, rainout) showed.

Meanwhile, Aaron Judge’s calf flared up again and he may need to go back on the IL.

Miguel Andujar 2 hits

Tanaka 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.48
Green (L, 2-1, BS, 1; 1.98) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

With the loss, the Yanks (16-12) fall 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay in the AL East. 2nd place. The Rays have played five more games, winning all five.




Game 20. Bombers bludgeon Boston, 11-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks hit the 1/3rd mark of this virus-shortened, strange season at 14-6 after an 11-5 bludgeoning of Boston Saturday night.

The Yanks so far this season are A) undefeated at home and B) undefeated vs. Boston, who have severe pitching issues.

Clint Frazier may be up because Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are on the IL, but it would be hard even for Judge and Stanton to do what Frazier has done since his recall. Three games, 7 for 11, 2 HR and 8 RBI.

Last night, Frazier went 3 for 3 with 5 RBI, including a 3-run HR.

However the Yanks could now lose another player to the IL—D.J. LeMahieu (.411), who injured his left thumb.

The Yanks scored right away in the first inning when Gio Urshela hit a 2-run HR, his fourth of the season.

Yankees’ starter James Paxton gave up three runs in the top of the third and Boston was ahead 3-2.

The Yanks got the lead back on a 2-HR run by Gary Sanchez (4) in the bottom of the fourth. It’s the third straight game in which Sanchez homered.

They broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Gleyber Torres led off the inning with an single, and Mike Tauchman doubled him to third. After Sanchez struck out, Frazier hit a three-run HR (2) to make it 7-3. Brett Gardner and Tyler Wade then hit back-to-back doubles to make it 8-3. Wade in for the injured D.J.

They tacked three more on in the bottom of the seventh. Gio Urshela struck out, but reached first on a WP. After an out, Tauchman walked and Sanchez was HBP to load the bases. Frazier singled in two runs, and an error put him on second, Sanchez on third. Gardner then hit a SF to make it 11-3.

Boston got two runs in the top of the ninth but the final was 11-5 Yankees.

Urshela 2-run HR (4)
Torres 2 hits
Sanchez 2-run HR (4)
Frazier 3 for 3, a 3-run HR (2), 5 RBI

Paxton (W, 1-1, 7.04) 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   3.18
Avilan 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.70
Cessa 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.76   Gave up 1 HR.




Game 19. Gleyber snaps slump, leads Yanks to 10-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, Aaron Judge was put on the 10-day IL with a strained calf. Thairo Estrada was brought up.

With Stanton and Judge on the IL, two Yankees in terrible slumps now had and have to snap out of those slumps.

Gleyber Torres did, by going 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

Gary Sanchez was only 1 for 5, but that one hit was a 2-run HR.

Oh yeah, it also helps that you have your ace on the mound, and including his time with Houston last year, Gerrit Cole has now won his last 20 decisions (the record is 24, set by Carl Hubbell of the NY Giants, 1936-1937).

The Yanks (13-6) bombed Boston, 10-3.

In the bottom of the first, Mike Tauchman struck out with the bases loaded and the Yanks wasted a scoring opportunity. Tauchman would make up for it later in the game in big ways.

The Yanks struck first, getting two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Luke Voit led off with a single, and Aaron Hicks walked. After a ground out moved the runners up, Torres doubled in two runs to make it 2-0, Yanks.

Cole made few mistakes in the game, but did make one in the top of the fourth, giving up a solo HR that cut the Yankees’ lead to 2-1.

The Yanks scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break the game open. With two out, Torres singled and went to second on a balk. Tauchman doubled him home, then Sanchez hit a 457 foot HR (3) to make it 5-1.

The Yanks tacked on three more runs in the seventh. With one out, Gio Urshela singled, then Torres singled him to third. A single by Tauchman scored Gio and moved up Torres to second. A WP moved both runners up but Sanchez struck out. Clint Frazier then doubled in two runs to make it 8-1.

Jonathan Holder then relieved Cole but was ineffective, giving up two runs to cut the Yanks’ lead to 8-3 before Adam Ottavino finished off the half-inning.

The Yanks got those two runs back in the bottom of the eighth when D.J. LeMahieu led off the inning with a single and Luke Voit walked. After two outs, Tyler Wade singled to load the bases. Tauchman singled in two runs to make it 10-3, which wound up as the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits, .429
Torres 4 for 4, 2 RBI
Wade 1 for 1
Tauchman 3 hits, 4 RBI
Sanchez 2-run HR
Frazier 2 RBI

Cole (W, 4-0, 2.76) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W 8 K.   Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K   3.68
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.17
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.38

It was the Yanks’ third straight win.


Games 10 & 11. Yanks split DH with Phils. lose opener 11-7, win nightcap 3-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

In this crazy year, both games of the doubleheader just seven innings.

The Yanks lost the opener, 11-7, as their seven game winning streak was snapped. They scored first when in the first inning, D.J. LeMahieu singled, Aaron Judge reached on an error and Aaron Hicks walked to load the bases. D.J. scored when Gleyber Torres GIDP.

They got two more in the second when with two out, Kyle Higashioka singled and Brett Gardner hit a 2-run HR (3). 3-0 Yanks.

But J.A. Happ gave it back, giving up four runs in the top of the third (because of Tuesday’s rainout, the Yanks were the home team in Philadelphia for game one). Happ is a big problem for the Yanks with what his performance was last year (12-8, 4.91; most of the year ERA was over 5) and so far this year. Based on that, I don’t expect him back in 2021. He turns 38 in October. He gave up a HR to Bryce Harper but it was walks that really hurt him here.

Nick Nelson came in for his second MLB game and didn’t have it. He gave up a HR to J.T. Realmuto in the fifth, but then six runs in the top of the sixth. In a 7-inning game, that was a killer.

Since the Yanks had a DH, and also have a DH in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aaron Boone left Nelson in. You didn’t want to burn the bullpen, and see the game 2 recap for how well the bullpen did in Game 2. (Hint: Fabulous)

The Yanks did get four runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn 11-3 into 11-7. Mike Tauchman singled, and after an out, Brett Gardner singled. Thairo Estrada singled in a run and Aaron Judge homered (7).

LeMahieu 3 for 3
Estrada 1 for 1, RBI
Judge 3-run HR
Wade 1 for 1
Higashioka 2 hits, but a huge error
Gardner 2 hits, 2-run HR.

Happ (L, 0-1, 10.29) 3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 6 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Nelson 1 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 0 K.  Gave up 1 HR.   11.57  (2nd MLB game)
Cessa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00 (Kriske sent down)

In the nightcap, it was tied in the top of the seventh when the Yanks (9-2) broke through for two runs to go up 3-1.  Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit singled, then Mike Tauchman doubled in a run. After Gary Sanchez was HBP to load the bases, Gio Urshela singled in a run.

In the second, Voit had hit a HR (4) to put the Yanks up 1-0. The Phils tied it in the bottom of the frame.

Concerns? Torres and Sanchez still struggling.


Voit 2 hits, solo HR.
Tauchman GW RBI
Urshela 2 hits, RBI

Loaisiga 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.32
Avilan 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.86
Green 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Ottavino (W, 2-0, 0.00) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Britton (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

The bullpen threw 4 2/3 no -hit, no-run innings.



Game 1. Yankees win rain-shortened opener, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

This will be brief. I’m up early and have to attend my mom’s funeral today.

In a year so turbulent, disruptive and unusual, it only stands to reason that baseball’s opening game, delayed for so long, was in itself delayed, and then called off early. The Yankees won 4-1 when the game was called in the top of the sixth.

Also, with all the anarchy, violence and rioting going on, the game was decided by some “G-men” and a Judge. Now to have that in real life.

The G-men were Gerrit Cole and Giancarlo Stanton. Of course the Judge was Aaron Judge.

Cole won his Yankees debut, pitching 5 innings and giving up only one hit—a HR.

In the top of the first, Judge singled and Stanton hit a 2-run HR (1).

Cole gave up the HR to the second batter he faced. After one inning, 2-1 Yankees.

In the third inning, Tyler Wade walked and then scored on a double by Judge.

In the fifth, Gio Urshela (another G-Man) walked and Wade got a bunt single. Two outs later, Gleyber Torres (yet another G-Man) walked to load the bases. Stanton singled to make it 4-1.

With one out in the sixth, Luke Voit walked and Urshela singled. Then the rains came.

Judge 2 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI, HR
Rough nights for Brett Gardner and Gary Sanchez. Both were. 0 for 3, all strikeouts. NOT a good evening for those G-men. (Scherzer struck out 11).
Wade 2 Plate appearances, walk and a bunt single.

Cole (W, 1-0, 1.80) 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.  Gave up 1 HR.

Talk about flattening the curve! Dr. Tony Fauci’s first pitch was …. pathetic. SMH. At least it was a “socially distant” pitch. It missed the catcher by a good six feet.

The Yankees are wearing patches on their uniforms to honor Hank Steinbrenner, who passed away a few months ago.