The New York Yankees were at home last evening playing the Philadelphia Phillies. Deivi Garcia started the 6:35 pm meeting in the first inning, and he faced ex-Yankee Ivan Nova. It was a nice night for baseball with a game-time temperature of 62 degrees and a setting sun with light tropical breezes.
Deivi Garcia on the mound Andrew McCutchen walked, Hoskins forced out to Gio Ursheala,Â McCutchen out at second. Harper walked, Segura walked loading the bases. With one out. Hererra flew out, Knapp struck out to let Garcia out of a 20-minute bases-loaded Jam. With Nova on the mound, LeMahieu struck out at the bottom, Aaron Judge ground out on the first pitch. Aaron Hicks ground out for the quick inning for Nova.
Garcia out for the second-faced Matt Joyce. Joyce walked on the seventh pitch, Garcia’s fourth walk in six hitters faced. Williams struck out swinging, ex-Yankee Ronald Torreyes flew out, back to the top of the lineup McCutchen ground out to end the half. Giancarlo Stanton facing Nova, walked. LIke Voit ground into a force-out, Stanton out at second base. Gleyber Torres popped out, and Gio Urshela grounded out for another short half for Nova.
In the third inning, with Hoskins hitting, Deivi Garcia ground out Hoskins. Harper followed with Haper lining out. Segura ground out for the first quick inning for Garcia. At the bottom of the third, Sanchez ground out, Brett Gardner lined out, but back to the top of the lineup DJ LeMahieu, he too lined out. At the bottom of the third closer, Aroldis Chapman took to the mound for some work. Herrera popped out. Knapp ground out to second. Matt Joyce, still in, flew out to Aaron Hicks to end the inning. Chapman looked sharp in the inning.
Ivan Nova, for the fourth inning of work, walked Aaron Judge on seven pitches. Aaron Hicks doubled, moving Judge to third base. Stanton walked the bases full. Luke Voit had a sac fly scoring the first Yankee run. Torres walked, Gio Ursahela ground into a double play ending the half. Darren O’Day got Willams to strikeout and Torreyes to line out. McCutchen ended the half with a strikeout. Yankees 1 Phillies 0.
At the bottom of the fifth, Gary Sanchez lined out. Brett Gardner walked, and LeMahieu struck out. Judge struck out quickly for a quick inning for the Phillies reliever.Â In relief, Justin Wilson took care of the Phillies. The game remained at 1-0 through the seventh inning. At the top of the eighth with Luis Garcia on the mound, he allowed Torreyes a single, and he stole second base. Moniak grounded out, and Hall was called out on strikes, Torreyes advanced to third.. Jankowski walked, and the Phillies Garcia struck out, letting the Yankees’ Garcia out of the inning. Yankees 1 Phillies 0.
In the Yankees half of the eighth, Aaron Judge struck out, Greg Allen reached on a Phillies throwing error. Austin Wells replacing Stanton, who was hitless in the game, flew out to Moniak. Voit grounded out to end the eighth inning. With last licks on the line for the Phillies, the New York Yankees brought Kyle Barraclough out to close the game. Matt Vierling walked on five pitches. Logan O’Hoppe while Vierling stole secondÂ O’Hoppe struck out, Cobral walked, two on, one out. Luke Williams walked on his ninth pitch, loading the bases for the Phillies. Barraclough had a wild pitch that scored Vierling for the tied game. Bryson Stott struck out. Barraclough was replaced by Yankee pitcher Reggie McClain who hit Moniak to load the bases again. Darick Hall doubled, allowing three Phillies runs. Phillies 4 Yankees 1.
Travis Jankowski grounded out to end the game. After Deivi Garcia struggled, the Yankees maintained a one-run lead through the ninth inning, but Barraclough and McClain let the game get away, allowing 4 runs to the Phillies. At the Yankees ninth Tyler Wade lined out, Velazquez flew out, and Brantly struck out swinging for the Yankee loss, the first in nine games. The winning pitcher was Sam Coonrad, and the loser was Kyle Barraclough.
The New YorkÂ Yankees lost this game because the Yankees’ pitching couldn’t hold the Phillies down when it counted. But the pitching alone can not be blamed for the loss because the Yankee hitting again failed to produce runs. The Yankees hitting has remained mostly silent in the last three games. The Yankees today will face the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees will have Michael King on the mound facing the Orioles Matt Harvey in another home game.