NYY 4, Boston 1

July 16, 2017 – 8:43 am

What a nice outing for the much-maligned pitching staff! Excellent start by Severino, and the bullpen throws the equivalent of a complete game shutout, going nine innings and giving up zero runs on just four hits. Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder looked particularly good, both gong multiple innings. Hell, even Tyler Clippard got through an inning without imploding! Fortunately after being MIA for 15 innings the offense finally woke up and came through with the winning runs. Although to be fair the first 7+ innings were against Chris Sale, so being shut out by him is excusable. But after that…..

Bottom line though is that this game shows yet again what a “gutsy” team this is. After the devastating loss the previous night, they came back and hung in there against Sale, and then got to Kimbrel in the ninth to send it into extra innings. I still don’t think they are going to be in the race come September, but the whole attitude of the team bodes well for the coming years.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16   R H E SO BB
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   4 9 0 19 9
Red Sox 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 2 12 4
WP: B. Heller (1-0)   LP: D. Fister (0-3)   
HQS: NYY – L. Severino (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR)
HQS: BOS – C. Sale (7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 13 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – M. Holliday, BOS – None

LOB: NYY 14, BOS 9   RISP: NYY 3-for-14, BOS 1-for-10

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