After winning the first two games on the west coast against the Seattle Mariners this afternoon, the New York Yankees went for the sweep. The Yankees had Jordan Montgomery on the mound facing the Mariners Logan Gilbert. The Yankees hadn’t won a series since the Royals Series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were 3 for 7 when going for the sweep. The Yankees failed miserabley in this game only getting one hit in the shut out by the Mariners.
DJ LeMahieu stuck out opening the first inning. Aaron Judge flew out to far center, and Gary Sanchez popped out into the left-field foul territory. Jordan Montgomery faced JP Crawford in the bottom, and he flew out to Gardner in center. Mitch Haniger struck out. Kyle Seager hit a home run over Brett Gardner’s glove at the wall. Ty France flew out, but the Mariners got off to the early lead. Mariners 1 Yankees 0.
Giancarlo Stanton led off the second inning by doubling to the left-field wall. Luke Voit got hit by a 96 mph fastball on the right hand. Gleyber Torres flew out to right-center with Stanton advancing to third base. Gio Urshela struck out. Brett Gardner ground out to third, and the Yankees did not score. At the bottom, Tom Murphy ground out to Urshela. Jake Fraley struck out swinging. Luis Torrens hammed one to left for a single. Dylan Moore got a two-run shot into the left-center stands. Jake Bauers ground out to Torres. Seattle Mariners 3 Yankees 0.
The third inning was led off by Tim Locastro, who struck out swinging. LeMahieu lined out to second. Judge with five home runs in his last eleven games stuck out to end the half. Crawford struck out. Haniger singled to left just out of the reach of the diving Locastro. Haniger advanced on a wild pitch. Seager who homered struck out. France rolled to short to end the inning. Mariners 3 Yankees 0.
Gary Sanchez led off the fourth inning by battling with Gilbert finally flew out to left field. Stanton ground out to second. Voit stuck out on a slider way out of the box as the Yankees had another scoreless inning. At the bottom, Murphy stuck out. Fraley struck out looking. Torrens worked a two-out walk. Moore flew out to Gardner at the wall. Mariners 3 Yankees 0.
The fifth inning was led off by Gleyber Torres and lined out to left-center. Urshela lined out to third. Gardner struck out swinging to end the half. Bauer popped out in the bottom. Crawford lined back to Montgomery. Haniger struck out swinging for Montgomery’s first 1-2-3 inning. Mariners 3 Yankees 0.
Tim Locastro led off the sixth inning by struck out swinging. LeMahieu flew out to shallow center. Judge hit back to Gilbert, who put down 15 Yankees in a row. Seager led off the bottom of the sixth by chasing a Montgomery curveball. France struck out for Monty’s 9th strikeout of the game. Murphy lined out for another 1-2-3 inning for Montgomery.
With Gilbert still on the mound in the seventh inning, Sanchez hit a really long foul ball just off the pole caught by a young Seattle fan. Gilbert was keeping the Yankees hitters off balance and swinging late on most of his pitches. Sanchez lost an 11 pitch at-bat hitting to short for the first out. Stanton struck out for Gilbert’s 17th straight Yankee put down. Voit popped out to center for 18 in a row for Gilbert. At the bottom, Montgomery, still on the mound, faced Fraley, who tapped back to Montgomery. Torrens hit hard right to LeMahieu. Moore walked, ending Montgomery’s day with a season-high 105 pitches. He was replaced by Justin Wilson, who gave up five runs in his last outing without recording an out. Moore stole second. Facing Bauer, Wilson got him to pop out to second for the longest inning of the game. Mariners 3 Yankees 0.
The eighth inning was led off by Torres facing the new Seattle pitcher Paul Sewald, and he struck out on a fastball right down the middle. Urshela flew out to center. Gardner struck out to end the half. Wandy Peralta pitched the eighth facing Crawford, who grounded to Lemahieu. Haniger homered to left his 19th of the season. Seager struck out swinging. France ground out to second bring the game to the ninth inning.
With last licks on the line for the New York Yankees with Locastro, LeMahieu, and Judge coming up, Locastro was pinch-hit by Rougie Odor, who popped out to shallow left. LeMahieu was hit by a pitch for the second Yankee runner of the game. Aaron Judge hit into a double play to end the game and hand the Yankees the shutout. The final score was the Seattle Mariners 4 and the Yankees 0. The winning pitcher was Logan Gibert, and the loser was Jordan Montgomery.