After losing three in a row, the New York Yankees hoped to right the ship last night at Angels Stadium. The Tampa Bay Rays keep winning, so the Yankees couldn’t afford to lose more games. In the effort, the Yankees sent Jameson Taillon to the mound to face the Angel’s Jaime Barria. The Yankees’ had won Taillon’s last eight starts. Last night the Yankees lost their 4th game in a row 6-4.
DJ LeMahieu started the first inning against Barria by beating out a short hit for the first Yankee runner. Anthony Rizzo ground out to first, with LeMahieu advancing to scoring position. Aaron Judge walked as he didn’t come close to getting a ball to hit. Giancarlo Stanton hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end the half. At the bottom, with Jameson Taillon on the mound, David Fletcher led off by popping out to LeMahieu for out number one. Shohei Ohtani flew out to the shallow left. Gosselin struck out swinging for a 1-2-3 inning for Taillon. No score.
The second inning was led off by Joey Gallo, who flew out to centerfield. Gio Urshela struck out swinging. Rougie Odor ground out to center for a fast inning for Barria. At the bottom, Jared Walsh led off and struck out. Jo Adell struck out for Taillon’s three strikeouts in a row. Brandon Marsh struck out as Taillon struck out the side. No score.
Gary Sanchez led off the third inning by lining out to short. Brett Gardner got a base hit up the middle. LeMahieu hit into the second double play of the game. At the bottom, Max Stassi ground out to Odor at third. Jack Mayfield popped out to second. Juan Lagares struck out for Taillon’s third 1-2-3 inning. No score.
The fourth inning was led off by Rizzo, who homered to start the inning. Judge singled to left field. Stanton singled to far left. Gallo hit into a double play for the third Yankees double play in the game. Urshela flew out to right field to end the half, but the Yankees got on the board with Rizzo’s home run. Fletcher led off the bottom by singling in front of Judge. Fletcher stole second. Ohtani walked. Gosselin, with two on and no outs, bunted straight up caught by Sanchez. The Angels got a double steal. Moving the runners to second and third. Walsh hit a homer to right to put the Angels up two runs. Adell flew out to Gardner in center. Marsh went down on strikes. Los Angeles Angel 3 the New York Yankees 1.
Rougie Odor led off the fifth inning and struck out. Sanchez homered into the left-field stands. Gardner worked a walk. LeMahieu faced new Angels pitcher Jimmy Herget; Gardner stole second and ground out with Gardner moving to third base. Rizzo went down on strikes. At the bottom, Stassi singled just beyond Urshela as short. Mayfield doubled down the left-field foul line moving Stassi to third. Lagares ground out to third, holding the runners, one out. Fletcher lined sharply to Rizzo for the second out. Ohtani was intentionally walked. Gosselin singled, driving in two runs, and that was the night for Jameson Taillon. Gosselin initiated a double steal with Ohtani scoring. Walsh faced the new Yankee pitcher Joely Rodriguez and ground out to end the inning. Los Angeles Angels 6 New York Yankees 2.
The sixth inning was led off by Aaron Judge, who singled to right. Stanton hit into the Yankees’ fourth double play. Gallo went down, looking to end the half. Adell in the bottom popped out to Gallo. Marsh ground out to third. Stassi got a double that split the outfielders in left. Mayfield struck out. Angels 6 Yankees 2.
Gio Urshela led off the seventh and, facing new Angel’s pitcher Elvis Peguero, doubled down the right-field line. Odor was hit by a pitch advancing to first. Sanchez flew out to center, with Urshela taking third. Gardner hit into yet another double play to strand two. At the bottom, with Lucas Luetge on the mound, Lagares went down on strikes. Fletcher struck out. Ohtani popped out to Urshela in foul territory. Angels 6 Yankees 2.
The eighth inning was led off by LeMahieu, who singled up the middle. Rizzo doubled to right, moving LeMahieu to third base with no outs. Judge faced the new Angel’s pitcher Junior Guerro and singled, scoring LeMahieu. Stanton got a sac fly scoring Rizzo. Gallo walked, moving Judge to second. Urshela faced the next Angel pitcher Jake Petricka and struck out swinging. Luke Voit pinch hit for Odor and down on strikes. Boone made a curious move as Odor has gotten some big hits and would have been a lefty against a righty. At the bottom, Gosselin led off by striking out. Walsh flew out to Gardner. Adell chopped out to Velazquez at short to end the inning. Angels 6 Yankees 4.
With the last licks on the line for the Yankees in the ninth, Gary Sanchez stepped to the plate facing and Raisel Iglesias and struck out. Gardner struck out swinging. LeMahieu lined out to third to end the game and give the Yankees their fourth consecutive loss. The final score was the Los Angeles Angels 6 and the New York Yankees 4. The winning pitcher was Jimmy Herget, the loser Jameson Taillon and the save went to Raisel Iglesias.