The New York Yankees ended their seven game winning streak on Sunday with an 8-7 loss to the Royals. Why? Domingo German had his first bad start of the season.
But, trailing 7-1, the Yankees came back to tie it at seven before Royals right fielder Whit Merrifield walked it off with a chopper over Gio Urshela’s head.
Can’t keep it in the park
German had good stuff on Sunday, he just didn’t have enough control. He ended up with 13 swings and misses. Over his five innings of work, he gave up seven runs off of nine hits.
The main problem was that he allowed four home runs. Martin Maldonado opened the Royals scoring with a three run jack in the second.
Two innings later, Ryan O’Hearn added one on a solo shot. Then in the fifth, Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back solo home runs.
He must bounce back
For German, it’s so crucial that he bounces back in his next start.
It’s even more important since his next start will be against the Boston Red Sox. He will pitch on Friday or Saturday dependent on where and when James Paxton rejoins the Yankee rotation.
Overall, we shouldn’t complain about one bad start from Domingo. He’s been magnificent for the Yankees this year, and he will continue to be a force on the bump.