Yankees already proving they crushed the trade deadline, but what now for Luke Voit?

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In just two games, the New York Yankees are already enjoying new acquisition Anthony Rizzo and his talents. Wearing pinstripes, Rizzo has four hits and two homers, exactly what the Yankees needed and desired when they traded away several high-profile prospects in return for the slugging first baseman.

On the season, Rizzo is hitting .256 with a .470 slugging percentage, including 16 homers and 42 RBIs. However, he seems to be reinvigorated, smashing homers to help the Yankees climb back in the AL East standings. His future on the team is in question since he’s in the final year of a seven-year contract, but after Saturday’s victory, the Bombers are just 2.5 games back in the Wild Card, well within range of a playoff appearance.

In the AL East, the Bombers are 7.0 games back, as the Tampa Bay Rays have stolen first place from the Boston Red Sox. Boston and Tampa are going head to head, with one more game in a series to determine who retains the first spot in the division.

As for the Yankees, they have several players working their way back from injury, one of which is Luke Voit, who is traditionally their first baseman.

Luke Voit is currently on his third injured list stint this year, which is what sparked a move by the Yankees to bolster first base.

“There’s no question,” Boone said. “But in the end he’s a pro. I know he’s worked his tail off the last couple of days to make sure he’s continuing to physically get ready and prepared to take his at-bats. I’m sure there’s some frustration there because I know he wants to be here right now. But that’s all part of things you’ve got to deal with that are sometimes out of your control as a pro.”

I would expect to see Voit in the designated hitter role when Stanton is featuring in the outfield, which will hopefully be more frequent. There is no reason to leave Voit and his quality bat hanging in the reserves, especially if the Yankees determine he is 100% healthy. We haven’t seen the last of Luke, and he’s likely chomping at the bit to make a return.

Yankees’ acquisition of Anthony Rizzo could spell the end for Luke Voit | Is a trade on the way?

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The New York Yankees made two massive moves to improve the batting order, injecting slugging left-handed batters. Acquiring Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers and Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs will contribute more offensive production immediately.

Both players are expected to join the team against Miami on Friday, as Rizzo will take over at first base, and Gallo will host an outfield spot.

However, the acquisition of Rizzo could make Luke Voit expendable, as the Yankees have drawn interest in the power righty.

Jack Curry of the YES Network has indicated that the Yankees could trade first baseman, Luke Voit:

Luke Voit has drawn interest in trade discussions the Yankees are having with multiple teams. Voit is on the verge of returning from the IL. Led the majors with 22 HRs last season, but has been limited to 29 games this season.

Unfortunately, while Voit is a key piece to the lineup and has been one of the most exciting players for the Yankees the past two seasons, he was simply replaced due to injury.

Voit is currently on his third stint on the injured list due to left knee inflammation. Having signed a $4.7 million deal this past off-season, the Yankees could theoretically get his money off the books and add a bit more wiggle room to acquire a pitcher, whether it be in the bullpen or starting rotation.
There is always the possibility that the Yankees utilize Voit as their DH upon his return, which would give them one of the best home run hitting lineups in baseball if they don’t have it already. With team control until the 2024 season, Voit is an extremely valuable piece, and they might be inclined to retain him, given Rizzo is on the final year of a seven-year, $41 million contract. The Cubs are paying his entire $16.5 million this season but gained a solid haul of prospects in return.
On the year, Voit has only made 29 appearances, hitting .241 with three homers and 11 RBIs. However, he’s only one year removed from leading the MLB in homers with 22 and hosting a .277 average. He was arguably the Yankees’ top player last season, which shouldn’t be forgotten as Brian Cashman is looking to acquire value after the acquisition of Rizzo.

Yankees News, 7/17: More players headed to the injured list, Bombers call up young talents to aid team

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Unfortunately for the Yankees, things seem to get worse and worse with every passing day, as the All-Star break didn’t give them the momentum change in the anticipated. With a short break this week, the Yankees came out sluggish against the Boston Red Sox on Friday evening, failing to score a single run and recording just three hits on the evening.

Once again, COVID-19 ravaged the roster, sending three players to the injured list, all of whom are significant contributors.

Three players hit the injured list due to positive COVID cases:

-Aaron Judge

-Gio Urshela

-Kyle Higashioka

There is no telling when the three will make a return, but most are vaccinated, so their symptoms will be minimal at worst. However, they will have to test negative twice to return to the team, and by that point, the Yankees might be so far back their hopes of making the playoffs are simply gone.

Injuries:

-Luke Voit (knee inflammation)

In addition to the Covid related IL placements, starting first baseman, Luke Voit was also placed on the 10-day IL with knee inflammation. After partially tearing his meniscus during spring training, Voit is still working his way back, trying to avoid any further injuries.

Young talent is on the way:

-Trey Amburgey

With starting players going down, the Yankees are looking to rely on some of the younger options from Triple-A to fill the void. One of their young studs is Trey Amburgey, who appeared in one game, making two plate appearances, failing to make an impact. By the looks of it, Amburgey will have plenty of opportunities to elevate his stock and try to establish himself at the MLB level.

-Hoy Jun Park

Amburgey’s teammate at Scranton was Hoy Jun Park, a speedy outfielder who is hitting .325 this season with eight homers and 25 RBIs. He will also be given an opportunity to make an impact in the coming days, especially on the basepaths as a fast runner.

-Chris Gittens

The Yankees have also periodically called upon Chris Gittens at first base to supplement the loss of Voit. This season at the MLB level, he’s hitting .091 with one homer and four RBIs. His 32.1% strikeout rate is a clear indicator that he might not be ready for the MLB, but more reps should prove to be essential for success. He was hitting .359 in Triple-A before being called up.

Yankees News, 7/10: Cole explains reason for slump, Luke Voit, Miguel Andujar injury update

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Over the last seven games this season for New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, he’s earned a 4.69 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. During that frame, he has allowed 37 hits and 21 earned runs over 40.1 innings.

On the season, Cole features a 2.91 ERA, but the last few games have elevated his numbers significantly, making him look human after an alien-like start to the season. After the MLB banned sticky substances, which helped increase spin-rate and velocity, a number of pitchers began to see their stuff degrade, including Cole and Aroldis Chapman.

“At this point it has nothing to do with the rule enforcement four or five weeks ago. There’s ebbs and flows to your delivery as the game goes on throughout the season and we’ve got to tighten up some stuff and I’m trying to do that here and I’m trying to do that against good teams. So that’s where my focus has been and that’s what we’ve identified as a group as what needs to pick up a little bit.”

While Cole is quite confident he’s simply going through a lull, the timing is ever so conspicuous. We will have to monitor the rest of the season for the ace, but there’s no question his inability to use spider tack has made an impact, as his velocity is down and spin-rate is clearly struggling to a degree.

Injury updates on Miguel Andujar and Luke Voit:

Andujar is dealing with a strained hand and wrist and could be headed toward the injured list in the coming days. Andujar is hitting .253 this season, his best since 2018, over 45 games. Having spent the majority of his time in left field this year, he has smashed six homers and 12 RBIs, featuring a 17.3% strike-out rate. Losing his offensive prowess will undoubtedly have its impact, but the Yankees emerged victorious nonetheless against the Houston Astros on Friday by a score of 4-0.

Miggy could be added to the IL, but skipper Aaron Boone has not yet decided:

“We’ll see,’’ Boone said on Friday before the win over Houston. “We’ll have to make a call after [Friday]. We’ll see if he’s available.”

As for slugger Luke Voit, he recently returned from any injury before being plunked in the hand by a wild pitch. Voit is safe from any serious damage on the HBP but is taking a day off to make sure he doesn’t aggravate his injury.

“He’s gotten a little bit beat up this week, so I just felt like it felt like it was a good day to get Rougned in there,” Boone said. “(Voit) should be good to go for the next two games.”

The Yankees will take on the Astros over the weekend to finish a three-game series. Cole will feature on the mound against Zack Greinke on Saturday night at 7:15 PM.

New York Yankees: Mariners embarrassed by the Yankees, here’s the takeaways

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Last night the New York Yankees started a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners on the west coast. In the late-night game on the east coast, the Yankees desperately needed a win after losing three straight series and sinking deeper in the AL East standings. They did win, and in a big way, they outscored the Mariners 12-1.

Jameson Taillon brilliant

No one was happier this morning than Jameson Taillon; he pitched an absolute gem last night in Seattle against the Mariners. In an after-game interview this morning, he could hardly contain his joy. Last night he had the start that he and the Yankees have been waiting for all season. He pitched a full seven innings allowing only four hits and one earned run while striking out 9 Mariners.

Last night was a difference-maker for Taillon; he had an excellent command of all of his pitches, and he did what he has had so much trouble doing, he found his put-away pitch. The New York Yankees acquired Taillon in a trade with the Pirates. He was coming off two Tommy John surgeries. The Yankees were taking a high reward risk acquiring him and Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber with the hopes that they could return to their previous form. Kluber already showed that he could with a no-hitter against Texas on May 19th. Meanwhile, Taillon still struggled. But, with last night’s performance, he has shown the type of pitcher he can be.

Bronx Bombers were back for at least one night

Last night was not only a big, much-needed win for the Yankees, but it could signal a turnaround for the team that mostly hasn’t been able to hit. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have been hitting all season, but Luke Voit, who didn’t start the season due to knee surgery, hasn’t been hitting since his return. Voit is important to the lineup because he can be the third home run power hitter. He hit 22 in the short 2020 season. After he gave a harsh assessment of his performance, he exploded last night, going five for six for the first time in his career.

Voit got five hits driving in three of the Yankees runs, and did it without hitting a home run. He Obviously found his stroke again, which is good news for the Yankees going forward. If that wasn’t good enough news for the Yankees, all the players took part in the party as the Yankees hit a season-high 18 hits and scored a season-high 12 runs in the game. Giancarlo Stanton and Rougie Odor both had multi-run home runs. Aaron Judge and Luke Voit both had extra-base hits. Last night, the big difference is that the Yankees hit when it counted driving in that season-high run count. The only player without a hit was Gary Sanchez, who was patient at the plate and walked twice.

Aroldis Chapman takes a step forward

It would be a great misstatement if I said that Aroldis Chapman has a good inning in the ninth last night, but it did show an improvement as he struck out 3 Mariners in the inning and did not allow a run. Chapman has been bad in his last few closes, allowing home runs and walks. In his last three closes, he has given up 8 walks, and 2 home runs with a blown hold and his fourth blown save. After an ERA of 0.00 through his first 18 games, his ERA has risen to 22. That’s not 2.20; it’s twenty-two in just his last nine games.

In the bottom of the ninth inning last night, Ty France singled on the first pitch from Chapman. Jake Fraley struck out on a 95mph fastball. France went to second on a Chapman wild pitch. Luis Torrens walked. Jack Bauers struck out. With last licks on the line, Dylan Moore, with two on and two outs, walked. Shed Long Jr. followed by striking out to end the game. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but Chapman got the job done.

 

 

New York Yankees Recap: Bronx Bombers pound the Seattle Mariners with 12 runs

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The New York Yankees started their late-night first game against the Seattle Mariners on the east coast with New Yorkers, although sleepy-eyed ready for a win against the west coast team. Ex-Yankee Justus Sheffield pitched for the Mariners and Jameson Taillon for the Yankees. The Yankees pummeled the Mariners 12-1.

DJ LeMahieu started off the game for the Yankees by singling to center field. Aaron Judge few out to right, but LeMahieu showed his running prowess by taking second base. Gary Sanchez walked. Giancarlo Stanton homered with a long one( 434′) into the left-field stands for the three-run lead by the New York Yankees. Luke Voit singled to left. Gio Urshela went down on strikes. Rougie Odor struck out, but the Yankee had a very productive first inning.

At the bottom, Taillon faced JP Crawford, who flew out to Urshela playing at shortstop last night. Mitch Haniger singled to the right-center. Kyle Seager flew out to Locastro in center. Ty France flew out on the first pitch to Aaron Judge in right. New York Yankees 3 Seattle Mariners 0.

Miguel Andujar led off for the Yankees in the second inning and was robbed of extra bases by a catch at the wall in left. Tim Locastro walked. LeMahieu singled to left. Judge ground up the middle on a fielder’s choice. Sanchez with men on the corners and two outs, Judge stole second base removing the double-play ball. Sanchez walked, and a wild pitch allowed Locastro to score. A pitch hit Stanton to load the bases with Yankees. Voit got a two-run single to left, ending the night for Justus Sheffield. Urshela faced the new Seattle pitcher Hector Santiago and, with two on and two outs, flew out to left, but the Yankees picked up another three runs.

At the bottom of the second, with Taillon having a six-run lead, Jake Fraley lined out to shallow left. Luis Torrens put down on three Taillon pitches. Then, Jake Bauers struck out for a 1-2-3 inning for Jameson Taillon. New York Yankees 6 Seattle Mariners 0.

To start the third inning, Odor walked. Andujar singled to left field. Locastro ground out. Lemahieu singled on his third hit of the night, driving in Odor for another Yankee run. Judge with men on the corners, and one out got an RBI double scoring Andujar. Sanchez was retired on strikes. Stanton ground out to end the inning. At the bottom, Dylan Moore struck out swinging. Long singled to left. Crawford ground into a force out. Finally, Crawford ground out to short. New York Yankees 8 Mariners 0.

Luke Voit led off the fourth inning by grounding out. Urshela struck out swinging Odor singled to center. Andujar flew out to far center. At the bottom, Seager struck out swinging. France lined out. Fraley struck out for another 1-2-3 inning for Taillon. Yankees 8 Mariners 0.

In the fifth inning, Tim Locastro got his first New York Yankee hit. LeMahieu flew out to center. Judge got a line drive hit to left. Sanchez popped out to shallow center. Stanton walked to load the bases. Voit got an RBI single to third. Urshela flew out to the right-field foul post to end the half. Torrens led off the bottom by grounding out to Gio at short. Bauers went down swinging for Tiallon’s sixth strikeout of the game. Moore flew out to Odor in shallow right. Yankees 9 Mariners 0.

Rougie Odor led off the sixth inning and struck out swinging. Andujar singled to the left-center. Locastro ground out. LeMahieu lined out directly to first for the final out of the half. At the bottom, Long Jr. struck out looking on a Tiallon changeup. Crawford walked. Haniger was called out on strikes. Seager singled to right. France had a bloop single Andujar missed that for an RBI. Fraley ground out to end the inning. New York Yankees 9 Mariners 1.

Aaron Judge led off the seventh inning, and he stuck out. Sanchez struck out. Stanton lined back to the pitcher for the third out. At the bottom, Torrens struck out for Taillon’s ninth strikeout. Bauers popped back to catcher Sanchez. Moore ground out for another quick inning for Taillon. Yankees 9 Mariners 1.

Luke Voit led off the eighth inning by doubling to right for his fourth hit of the night. Urshela singled off of the pitcher’s foot. Odor homered for a three-run homer left of the right-field foul pole for the Yankee eleven-run lead. Andujar, still with no outs, ground out to third as did Locastro. LeMahieu ground out to short. At the bottom, with new pitcher Wandy Peralta replacing Taillon, Long walked. Crawford popped out to short. Haniger also ground out to Gio Urshela at short. Seager lined out to Voit. Yankees 12 Mariners 1.

The ninth inning saw Aaron Judge at the plate, who ground out to second. Sanchez got his third strikeout of the night. He did walk twice. Stanton a broken-bat single. Voit singled to right for the first five-hit game of his career. Ushela ground into a force out to end the half. At the bottom, the struggling Aroldis Chapman came in to close it out for the Yankees with an eleven-run lead and a 22. ERA over nine games. France singled on the first pitch. Fraley struck out on a 95mph fastball. France went to second on a Chapman wild pitch. Torrens walked. Bauers struck out. With last licks on the line, Moore, with two on and two outs, walked. Long followed by striking out to end the game.

The final score was the New York Yankees 12 and the Seattle Mariners 1. The winner was Jameson Taillon going seven strong innings. The loser was Justus Sheffield.

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from series win over the Royals

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Last night the New York Yankees faced the Kansas City Royals on a top 10 weather day at Yankee Stadium. It was an absolutely lovely day for the rubber game, determining who would win the series. It was a day that drew celebrities to watch the Yankees. Ex-manager Joe Torre was on hand, as well as Yankee pitcher Jose Contreras, Godzilla Hideki Matsui, and all-time best Yankee fan Paul Simon. The Yankees won the game in an 8-1 laugher.

Taillon has his best outing of the season

Jameson Taillon came to the New York Yankees in a trade just before spring training in a trade with the Pittsburg Pirates. Taillon hadn’t pitched in almost two years due to two Tommy John surgeries. The Yankees hoped in this risky move that Taillon could return to his previous form and become a solid number three starter for the team.

So far this season, Taillon has become somewhat of a disappointment as he hasn’t returned to that form they hoped for. He has had problems with his command and has mostly failed to put hitters away after two outs. Although he has shown a few bright spots, he has been inconsistent at best. However, last night at the Stadium, he showed that he could pitch deep and put players away. The Yankees hope this is a turning point for Taillon and build on a strong showing. Catcher Gary Sanchez said after the game that Taillon had good command of his pitches and changed up his pitch selection. Taillon got his second win of the season, going 6.1 innings, allowing only one run while striking out six Royals.

Sanchez and Judge on fire again

The oft-criticized catcher Gary Sanchez has done a remarkable turnaround in the last two weeks or so. After nursing a batting average under .200, he now seems like the star he was in 2017. It may be that a minor tweak by hitting coach Marcus Thames in Sanchez’s leg kick may have done the trick. He has seven home runs in his last thirteen games and a now respectable .240 batting average. Also, the good news for the Yankees is that this is not just a few good games; it appears he has found his stride and that it will continue.

Slugger Aaron Judge is a completely different story; he has had a better than average season leading the team in home runs and hitting for contact. But for the last ten days, he has gone into a mini-slump striking out a lot and not hitting for power. Last night that all changed; Judge was on base all five times. Breaking out of that slump last night, he in his first at-bat, he homered into the short porch at Yankee Stadium. He doubled, hit two singles, and also walked on the night. Judge, Sanchez, and Luke Voit all homered in the game.

Torres, Gardner, and Frazier still struggle

The New York Yankees have really turned things around of late, winning seven of their last nine games. This is mostly because the top five in the lineup have been hitting. In this series, the Yankee top five have gone 10 for 22 with four home runs, a double, and eight RBI’s, but all the players haven’t joined the party. Of the top five, only Torres has continued to struggle. The addition of the returning Luke Voit has also added power to the lineup.

Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier haven’t been able to pull it all together this season. Gardner, the 37-year-old veteran holdover from the 2009 World Series team, is batting just .201, with only 2 home runs on the season and a lowly 8 RBI’s. Clint Frazier hoping to add to his 2020 performance, is still playing good defense but is hitting a poultry .188 with five home runs and 14 RBI’s. His poor play has cost him to lose his starting position in left field that he now shares with Miguel Andujar.

 

 

New York Yankees Recap: Home runs power Yankees to series win over KC

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Today in the Bronx at Yankees Stadium, the New York Yankees met up with the Kansas City Royals for the finale of a 3 game series between the two old rivals. The Royals took game one, and the Yankees had a walk-off win against the Royals last night at the bottom of the ninth inning. Today Jameson Taillon was on the mound for the Yankees and Brad Keller for the Royals. It was a beautiful day for a ballgame with bright sunny skies and a game-time temperature in the high 70’s. Ex-manager Joe Torre was in the stands to watch the game.

In the first inning with Taillon on the mound, leadoff hitter Whit Merrifield singled to left field over the head of Tyler Wade, who was playing at short today. Merrifield stole second. Carlos Santana ground out. Salvatore Perez struck out, and Ryan O’Hearn ground to end the half.

At the bottom, LeMahieu ground back to pitcher Keller. Aaron Judge started the day with his 16th homer of the season into the short porch at Yankee Stadium. Gary Sanchez, who has worked himself up to the third spot in the lineup, singled. Giancarlo Stanton got a base hit for two on and one out. Luke Voit, who had the walk-off win last night, flew out to center. Rougie Odor got a base hit to right, and Sanchez scored with Stanton moving to second. Clint Frazier ground into a force to end the inning, but the Yankees got the early lead. New York Yankees 2 Kansas City Royals 0.

The top of the second inning was led off by Hanser Alberto, who doubled. Jarrod Dyson was out on a sac bunt, moving Alberto moved to third. Michael Taylor struck out swinging. Lopez flew out to Gardner to end the half. Brett Gardner led off the bottom by flying out to centerfield. Tyler Wade looking for his first home run of the season, worked a walk-off of Keller. Wade stole second. LeMahieu walked. Judge hit an RBI single, scoring Wade from second. Wade’s speed pays off big for the Yankees time after time. Sanchez with men on the corner and one out ground out. The Yankees ended the inning, gaining another run. Yankees 3 Royals 0.

The third inning was a quick inning for both pitchers, but Luke Voit got another home run in the bottom of the third, a solo one to the left to put the Yankees up another run. In the top of the fourth, with Taillon pitching well, Perez stuck out. O’Hearn flew out. Taylor flew out to end the half. At the bottom, with the Yankees up by four, Wade hit a push bunt a bit too hard and was out at first. LeMahieu ground out to short. Judge walked. Sanchez struck out swinging. New York Yankees 4 Royals 0.

Leading off the fifth was Lopez against Taillon; he singled up the middle. Rivero got an RBI double down the left-field line driving in Lopez (his first major league hit), putting the Royals on the board. Merrifield walked. Santana flew out to Frazier. Perez hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Stanton singled to left. Voit struck out. Odor flew to the left-center wall moving Stanton to third. Frazier walked, loading the base for Brett Gardner with one out. Gardner flew out to left in foul territory. Wade, with two outs and the bases loaded, went down looking. Yankees 4 Royals 1.

To start the sixth inning, O’Hearn ground out. Alberto flew out, and Dyson flew out to Gardner for the quick inning for Taillon. At the bottom, Anthony Swarzak took over the pitching for the Royals. LeMahieu lined into center for a single. Judge doubled to the right-center wall splitting the outfields, LeMahieu went to third. Sanchez got a long three-run homer into the bullpen in left field. Stanton ground out third. Voit hit a fly ball to the warning track in center for the second out. Odor advanced on a hit by pitch. Frazier struck out. New York Yankees 7 Royals 1.

The seventh inning was led off by Taylor, who called out on strikes. Lopez walked on the 96th pitch, and that was the day for Taillon, one of his best outings. The Yankees turned to Nestor Cortes Jr., who faced Rivero, who ground out. Merrifield ended the inning swinging out. At the bottom, Gardner foul-tipped for an out. Wade popped out to third. LeMahieu popped back to Davis, the reliever. Yankees 7 Royals 1.

Dozier, at the top of the eighth against Cortes Jr., walked. Perez struck out. O’Hearn struck out. Alberto hit one just short of Frazier in left, moving up Dozier to second. Dyson foul-tipped into Sanchez’s glove to strand two Royals. At the bottom, it was Ervin Santana facing Aaron Judge, who walked. Judge took second on a wild pitch. Sanchez went down on strikes. Judge moved to third on another wild pitch. Stanton singled to left for his third hit of the day, driving in Judge. Voit went down on strikes for the second out of the inning. Odor flew out to left. New York Yankees 8 Royals 1.

Nestor Cortes Jr., still on the mound for the top of the ninth, Taylor flew out to Judge. Soler struck out. Gutierrez in for Merrifield flew out to end the game. The final score was the New York Yankees 8 and the Kansas City Royals 1. The winning pitcher was Jameson Taillon, and the loser was Brad Keller. The Yankees took the series 2 games to 1.

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from Yankees walk-off win over the Royals

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In the ninth inning last night in the Bronx, and after Aroldis Chapman blew the save for the New York Yankees, it looked like another loss to the Kansas City Royals, but in the bottom, Gary Sanchez hit a home run, and Luke Voit drove in the winning run with a walk-off hit. The Yankees won the game 6-5. A season record of 25,032 fans watched the game at the Stadium.

Michael King give up two

Last night Michael King ate up 4.2 innings for the Yankees, giving up two runs in the process. King wasn’t particularly good or particularly bad. He, like Kansas City starter Danny Duffy, wasn’t involved in the game’s decision. Kansas City took the early lead in the game, with King giving up two runs, but in the fourth inning, the Yankees came back with Torres walking for the second walk in the inning. Frazier hit a two-run double to the center-field wall to knot up the game at two apiece.

Taylor led off the fifth inning by striking out swinging. Lopez walked. Merrifield flew out to Judge in center for the second out. Lopez took second on a wild pitch. Santana was intentionally walked. A pitch hit Sebastian Rivero, and that was the night for Michael King.

Rollercoaster game rollercoaster Yankees

Last night was the mirror image of the New York Yankees season. The game was up and down for the Yankees, with the lead being exchanged several times. The game was tied at two to being the eighth inning. The top of the eighth saw Carlos Santana at the plate against the new Yankee pitcher Zack Britton. Santana hit one into the left-field bleachers for the Royals lead in the game. However, that wouldn’t last as Frazier walked in the bottom, and Odor hit a two-run home run into the bullpen in left field as the New York Yankee took the lead in the game.

The Yankees had the 4-3 lead when Aroldis Chapman stepped onto the mound in the ninth. In an uncustomarily bad inning, Chapman allowed two runners and then intentionally walked Santana to load the bases. Chapman then faced the rookie Rivero who walked the game tied. Then, on a slow roller by O’Hearn, the Royals took the 5-4 lead. In the bottom, Gary Sanchez homered to tie it back up again. Giancarlo Stanton set the stage by singling. But then, with pinch-runner Tyler Wade at second, Luke Voit hit a long one to the left-field wall driving in Wade for the Yankee walk-off win. It was the Yankee’s sixth walk-off of the season.

Yankees still fail to bring runners home

The New York Yankees are still failing to bring runners home as they leave men on base. Last night’s game could have been a bloodbath for the Royals as they issued 11 walks to the Yankees. But as all season, the Yankees, with heavy traffic on the bases, could only muster up 6 runs. The Yankees last night were 2 for 6 leaving 10 men on base. Twice in the game, the Yankees left the bases loaded.

 

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New York Yankees Recap: Yankees win over KC with a Luke Voit walk-off win

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The New York Yankees met up with the Kansas City Royals for game two of a 3 game set after losing to the Royals last night in a 6-5 game. It was a beautiful night for baseball in the Bronx. The game-time temperature was 74, and the game was started under sunny skies. The Yankees Michael King faced the Royals, Danny Duffy.

In the first inning, King faced Whit Merrifield hit to second, and the call on the field was safe, and on review, he was found to be out. Carlos Santana flew out to left. Salvatore Perez doubled to the left-field wall. Ryan O’Hearn hit a two-run homer to the right-field porch for a two-run lead in the first inning. Jorge Soler struck out to end the half, but the Royals went ahead 2-0. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu against Danny Duffy, and he went down on strikes. Aaron Judge went down on strikes. Gary Sanchez flew out to shallow left for the final out of the inning. Kansas City Royals 2 New York Yankees 0.

Kevin Gutierrez led off the second by flying out to center to Aaron Judge. Hunter Dozier ripped one to left, which Andujar caught. Michael Taylor lined out directly to Urshela at third for the 1-2-3 inning for King. The bottom was led off by Giancarlo Stanton, who worked a walk on six pitches. Luke Voit, who homered last night, struck out. Gleyber Torres, who was in a terrible slump, walked for the second walk of the inning. Miguel Andujar, with two on and one out, flew out to left field. Clint Frazier, who now has the worst batting average on the team, also walked to load the bases with the Yankees. Rougie Odor struck out, leaving the bases loaded as the Yankees have done so many times this season. Royals 2 Yankees 0.

Nicky Lopez led off the third inning by swinging out. Merrifield chopped to short for the second out of the inning. Santana hit on a bouncing ball to Andujar, who held it at a singer. Perez struck out to end the half. At the bottom, it was the top of the lineup for the Yankees. LeMahieu faced the second Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer, and the bounced past short for a single. Aaron Judge flew out to right. Gary Sanchez ended the inning but hitting into a double play. Royals 2 Yankees 0.

O’Hearn led off the fourth and struck out swinging. Soler ground out. Gutierrez struck out to end the half. The Yankees Stanton walked for the second time in the game. Voit struck out. Andujar flew out to center. Torres walked for the second walk in the inning. Frazier hit a two-run double to the center-field wall to knot up the game at two apiece. Odor walked for the third walk of the inning. LeMahieu, with two on and two outs, flew out to center, but the Yankees tied up the game. New York Yankees 2 Kansas City Royals 2.

Taylor led off the fifth inning by struck out swinging. Lopez walked. Merrifield flew out to Judge in center for the second out. Lopez took second on a wild pitch. Santana was intentionally walked. Sebastian Rivero was hit by a pitch, and that was the night for King. He was replaced by Chad Green, who faced O’Hearn, who flew out to leave the bases loaded with Royals. At the bottom, Judge struck out on another low call. Sanchez grounded out to short. Stanton flew out on the eleven pitch at-bat. Yankees 2 Royals 2.

Jorge Soler led off the sixth against Chat Green and flew out to Andujar in left. Gutierrez flew out to Frazier in right. Dozier went down looking for a 1-2-3 inning for Green. At the bottom, Luke Voit led off for the Yankees, and facing Josh Staumont; he ground out to short. Torres struck out swinging. Andujar got a base hit to left past the third baseman. Frazier flew out to the warning track in right to end the inning. Yankees 2 Royals 2.

Michael Taylor led off the top of the seventh inning and flew out to Judge in center. Nicky Lopez ground out to short. Merrifield popped out to Voit in foul territory as Green put down all seven hitters he faced. After the stretch, Rougie Odor flew out to left field. LeMahieu worked a walk. With the new pitcher Scott Barlow on the mound, Aaron Judge struck out swinging. Gary Sanchez walked. Stanton walked for their ninth walk in the game. Luke Voit at the plate struck out, and the Yankees left the bases loaded again. Yankees 2 Royals 2.

The top of the eighth saw Carlos Santana at the plate against the new Yankee pitcher Zack Britton. Santana hit one into the left-field bleachers for the Royals lead in the game.  Rivero, still looking for his first major league hit, struck out. O’Hearn struck out. Soler doubled over the head of Judge in center. Gutierrez chopped out to short, but the Royals took the lead in the game. At the bottom, Torres against Jake Brentz, he walked. Andujar hit into a double play with Torres tagged running the bases. Frazier walked. Odor hit a two-run home run into the bullpen in left field as the New York Yankee took the lead in the game. LeMahieu ground out to third for the final out of the inning. New York Yankees 4 the Kansas City Royals 3.

Aroldis Chapman on the mound for the Yankees faced Dozier, who struck out on a Chapman slider. Taylor hit past the diving Torres for a single. Hanser Alberto pinch-hitting struck out. Merrifield singled to Judge in right as Taylor took third. Santana was intentionally walked. Chapman faced the rookie Rivero who walked the game tied.  O’Hearn rolled to third, and the Royals scored for the lead in the game in the ninth inning. With the bases still loaded, Dyson grounded out to second, but the Royals took the lead in the game 5-4.

At the bottom of the ninth, with the New York Yankees behind by one run, Aaron Judge took to the plate against Royal’s closer Greg Holland and struck out for an 0 for 5 on the night. Gary Sanchez, who was 0 for 3 on the night, hit a huge home run into the left-field stands to tie up the game at 5. Giancarlo Stanton singled to right. Tyler Wade pinch ran for Stanton. Wade took second on a wild pitch. Luke Voit hit one to the left-field wall as Wade scored for the Yankees win of the game.

The final score was New York Yankees 6 and the Kansas City Royals 5. The winning pitcher was Aroldis Chapman, who blew the save, and the loser was Greg Holland.