Last night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees continued their winning ways by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1. The Red Sox could do nothing off the Yankees pitching. In the game, the Yankees continued the long ball with a mix of small ball as well.
Jordan Montgomery pitched five and two-thirds innings of one-run ball. He allowed a home run in the second to Michael Chavis, and that was the only run the Boston Red Sox would score as Jordan Montgomery settled down and pitched another three scoreless innings. At 81 pitches manager, Aaron Boone took Monty out and replaced him with Chad Green, who pitched two scoreless innings. Adam Ottavino came in to close out the eighth inning, and Jonathan Holder pitched an imperfect ninth but didn’t allow a run.
At the bottom of the second inning, Gio Urshela, that went 2 for 4 last night, almost homered to the right-field wall, but it was prevented from going out by Jackie Bradley Jr. At the top of the third inning with DJ LeMahieu on first, Aaron Judge hit a big home run for the 2-1 Yankee lead, and the Yankees would not look back.
At the bottom of the fourth Gio Urshela, who almost homered in the second slammed a big solo homer off of Red Sox starter Ryan Weber ending his night for the Sox. On the New York Yankees part, Jordan Mongomery was in control for five and two-thirds innings giving up just the one run in the third inning.
Brett Gardner, after going 0-13, walked twice in the game, and in the bottom of the eighth inning, his bat came alive in a big way homering to center with a, not in question two-run shot giving the Yankees the 5-1 lead in the game. After Montgomery left the game, Chad Green came in a pitched two dominant innings. Adam Ottavino got his out in the eight, and Jonathan Holder came in to close out the ninth for the Yankees.
Jordan Montgomery got the win, and Ryan Weber took the loss. The Yankees are now 5-1 on the young season. Aaron Judge is on a roll hitting a homer in each of his last three games. It’s hard not to pitch to him because the Yankees lineup is a powerhouse throughout the lineup.
The Yankees meet the Red Sox again tomorrow at the Stadium, and all eyes will be on Judge to see if he can hit another homer, making four games in a row, which he has never done before. Masahiro Tanaka, after being hit in the head a month ago, will start tomorrow’s game for the Yankees.
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