New York Yankees Recap: Domingo German pitches great in stunning loss for the Yankees

New York Yankees, Domingo German
May 20, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees entered yesterday’s game after losing two straight to the Red Sox. In the seventh inning, it looked as though this would be another loss with only four outs left in the game. However, the Yankees erupted in the eighth with 5 straight hits and the 4-3 win. The Yankees now had a chance at splitting the series today with Domingo German on the mound for the Yankees. He was to face the Red Sox’ Martin Perez. Then, the rain stopped, and it was time for baseball at Fenway Park in Boston. Domingo German had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning, but Jonathan Loaisiga and Zack Britton gave the game away to the Sox. Final score Boston Red Sox 5, New York Yankees 4.

DJ LeMahieu led off the first inning against Perez and led off with a standup double to the green monster. Giancarlo Stanton went down on strikes. Rougie Odor struck out swinging. Gary Sanchez hit a long one, but right at Verdugo in left. At the bottom, against Domingo, German Enrique Hernandez hit to Urshela at third for the first out. Jerran Duran struck out. Xander Bogaerts flew out to Gardner in center to end the scoreless inning.

Gleyber Torres led off the second inning with a strikeout. Then, Brett Gardner flew out to Bogaerts. Next, Gio Urshela ground out to third for a 1-2-3 inning for Perez. At the bottom, Rafael Devers, who had a .133 batting average off German, flew out to Torres. Then, JT Martinez flew out to Gardner. Finally, Verdugo struck out for the second 1-2-3 inning for German.

At the top of the third, Ryan LaMarre led off for the Yankees and struck out. Greg Allen walked. LeMahieu struck out on a terrible call. Stanton walked. Odor ignited again with a single, with Allen easily scoring as the Yankees struck first. Sanchez went down on strikes, but the Yankees went ahead in the game, leaving two on base. At the bottom, Hunter Renfroe led off by walking. Christian Vazquez flew out to Allen in right. Frenchy Cordero struck out. Hernandez ground out to second. New York Yankees 1 Red Sox 0.

The fourth inning was led off by Gleyber Torres, who hit one over the head of Devers; the ball rolled all the way to the green monster for a double. Brett Gardner got a push bunt out, moving Torres to third. Gio Urshela hit one off the monster holding him to a single, but Torres scored for the second run for the Yankees. LaMarre hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Duran struck out, Bogaerts ground out, and Devers stuck out for another 1-2-3 inning for German.

Greg Allen led off the fifth inning by singling to left field. LeMahieu hit into a double play clearing the bases. Stanton chopped to first to end the half. Martinez led off the bottom by grounding out to left, with Urshela making a great throw to first. Verdugo flew out to Gardner. Renfroe ground out to Torres as the Red Sox went down in order with German dealing. New York Yankees 2  Red Sox 0.

Rougie Odor led off the sixth inning with a monster home run to far center, his 12th of the season. Gary Sanchez ground out to short. Torres lined out directly to the second baseman. Gardner slapped on right to Verdugo to end the half, but the Yankees tacked on another run. At the bottom, Vazquez ground out on a German assist. Cordero struck out. Hernandez struck out to end the inning. New York Yankees 3 Boston Red Sox 0.

At the top of the seventh, Urshela walked. LaMarre popped out to second. Allen got hit by a pitch, and Urshela advanced to second. LeMahieu walked to load the bases. With the bases loaded and Stanton coming to the plate, Cora called for new pitcher Josh Taylor. Stanton went down on strikes. Odor flew out to center to leave the bases loaded. At the bottom with German that had no-hit, the Sox through six was back out on the mound. Duran struck out for German’s seventh struck out of the game. Bogaerts struck out but reached on a passed ball that Sanchez only jogged after. Devers struck out on a German curveball. Martinez stuck out for the fourth strikeout in the inning. Yankees 3 Red Sox 0.

At the top of the eighth, Gary Sanchez hit a triple to left-center. Torres followed with a single driving in Sanchez. Torres stole second for his 10th steal of the season. Gardner walked. Torres made a base running mistake to get caught, but it allowed Gardner to second. Urshela ground out. LaMarre ground out. At the bottom with 90 pitches, German was back out on the mound. Verdugo got double, and that was the day for Domingo German, who pitched brilliantly. Yankees 4 Red Sox 0.

Jonathan Loaisiga took over. Renfroe hit an RBI double for the first run for the Red Sox. Vazquez singled driving in Renfroe. Cordero hit one right down the middle as Loaisiga allowed three straight hits. Hernandez doubled as Loaisiga couldn’t get a Red Sox out finishing his outing. Zack Britton took over with only a one-run lead. He faced a pinch-hitter Kevin Plawecki who ground out, but it tied the score at 4. Bogaerts flew out, but another Red Sox run came across home plate for the Boston lead in the game. Devers ground out. The Yankee relievers failed miserably, and they allowed 5 Red Sox runs in the inning. Boston Red Sox 5 New York Yankees 4.

At the top of the ninth, Matt Barnes took the mound to close it out for the Red Sox. Greg Allen led off the ninth and flew out to left. LeMahieu ground out to second. Then, Giancarlo Stanton hit a hard single to center. Wade was called in to pinch-run for Stanton. Wade stole second. Rougie Odor popped out to end the game. This was a crushing loss for the Yankees.

Final score Boston Red Sox 5 the New York Yankees 4. The winning pitcher was Brandon Workman; the loser was Jonathan Loaisiga. The save went to Matt Barnes.