Today at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals met up in the rubber game of the three-game set. The Nationals won the first game 11-4, and the Yankees had a 4-3 walk-off win yesterday. Today the Yankees Domingo German was set to start against the Nationals’ Joe Ross, who had never pitched at Yankee Stadium in his career. The Yankees got their second walk-off win in as many days. Yankees 3 Nationals 2.
With Domingo German on the mound in the first inning, he faced Trea Turner, who singled on an off-line throw by LeMahieu. Josh Harrison flew out to Frazier in right field. Juan Soto hit into a double play ending the half. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu led off against Ross and ground out to short Giancarlo Stanton walked. Aaron Hicks had a long out to center. Gleyber Torres went down on strikes to end the scoreless inning.
The top of the second had Josh Bell at the plate; he flung his pink bat into the camera well before going down looking. Starlin Castro doubled with a ball to the left-field wall that died. Kyle Schwarber went down on strikes. Yan Gomes popped out to Ford behind first base. Leading off the bottom was Gary Sanchez, who struck out. Mike Ford walked of four pitches. Clint Frazier flew out to right. Miguel Andujar ground out and was 0 for 7 since being called up. No score.
The third inning had Yadiel Hernandez at the plate facing German; he struck out. Victor Robles ground out to LeMahieu. Turner dropped in a single to no man’s land in center. Harrison flew out to Frazier. At the bottom, Brett Gardner led off with a walk. LeMahieu flew out to the far right field. Stanton walked. Hicks had an RBI single scoring Gardner. Gleyber Torres ground into a force with Stanton going to third. Sanchez went down on strikes, but the Yankees took the lead. New York Yankees 1, Nationals 0.
Soto led off the fourth, flying out to Brett Gardner in left. Bell struck out. Castro got a walk off of German, his first one. Schwarber ground out to Ford to end the half. Ford led off by sticking out at the bottom. Frazier went down on strikes. Andujar ground out. Yankees 1 Nationals 0.
Gomes struck out against German in the fifth. Hernandez ground out to Gardner. Robles struck out for German’s sixth put down of the game. The bottom was led off by Brett Gardner, who ground out to second. LeMahieu singled to center. Stanton struck out be DJ stole second base. Hicks struck out to strand LeMahieu. New York Yankees 1 Nationals 0.
At the top of the sixth inning, Turner flew out to Hicks in center. Harrison flew out to left. Soto ground out as German put away 7 Nationals in a row. With only one run scored in the game, it was turning into a pitcher’s duel. At the bottom, Torres Gleyber Torres got the monkey off his back with his first home run of the season; a 411′ shot to left. Sanchez walked on four pitches, knocking Ross out of the game. Mike Ford faced Sam Clay and struck out. Frazier hit into a double play, dropping his batting average even further. Yankees 2 Nationals 0.
The seventh inning had Bell doubling off the left-field wall. Castro popped out to Sanchez. Schwarber had a two-run home run to tie up the game at 2 apiece. Gomes facing Michael King got a single. For the second game in a row, the game was up to the bullpens of both teams. Hernandez hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Austin Voth took the mound for the Nationals against Andujar, who went down on strikes. Gardner hit into a ground-rule double when his hit bounced into the bullpen. LeMahieu walked with Stanton coming to the plate. He hit into a double play for the second DP of the game for the Yankees. The game tied at 2.
In the eighth inning, Robles ground out to Torres. Turner got a base hit to center. Harrison flew out to Hicks in center. Wandy Peralta came in to face Juan Soto; he popped out to Torres. At the bottom, Hick fouled a ball off his shin, dropping him to the ground for some time. Hicks walked it off and remained in the game; he ended up walking. Torres ground out to short, but Hicks moved to second base. Sanchez recorded his 3rd strikeout of the game. Ford was walked intentionally. Clint Frazier popped out to second to keep the game tied at 2.
Aroldis Chapman came on at the top of the ninth to hold it tied. Bell ground out to LeMahieu. Castro got a one-out single to center. Schwarber popped out to Torres. Gomes went down on strikes. At the bottom of the ninth, Wade faced the Nationals’ closer Brad Hand, and Wade walked on four straight pitches. Aaron Judge pinch-hitting for Gardner walked. LeMahieu ground out, but Wade moved to third with one out as they couldn’t complete the double play. Stanton singled to win the game for the Yankees driving in Wade. Final score New York Yankees 3 Nationals 2. The winning pitcher was Aroldis Chapman, and the loser was Brad Hand.