The Yankees broadcast the first game of the double header in the White Sox – Reading Eagle
On an awkwardly hot and sticky day when the Yankees and White Sox started Sunday’s doubleheader in the Bronx, the hosts played a corresponding sluggish game.
Aaron Judge then approached the plate in the eighth inning and with one swipe of his powerful bat briefly turned the situation around. Judge’s individual home run leveled the game, triggered the MVP singing at Yankee Stadium and helped his team out of the mat, but AJ Pollock dealt him his own solo kick in the next inning. Jacket Pollock gave the White Sox a late lead that grew to a 3-1 victory in Chicago, and when Aroldis Chapman struck a sharp blow in the game, raised new questions about who closer to the Yankees should move forward.
In addition to giving up a failed home run, Chapman also threw a serve to the backstop, he had to be visited by training staff after throwing the field, and he failed to get a single attempt and miss on his once untouchable fastball. When he left the game after Adam Engel put double RBI insurance in the left corner of the field, Chapman sounded a serenade on the way to the dugout where the referee was waiting for him on the top step with an invigorating pat on the back.
“He didn’t do so well with his command,” Boone said of the left-handed wrestler. “It’s just he’s not as sharp as we’ve seen him. He was receiving some medicine from his Achilles. When he moved, he didn’t really move. But he wanted the ball. He didn’t look very well on my feet today, so I think that was a problem today. “
The Yankees began their double dive by receiving a blanket from Johnny Quet, a magnificent pitcher who has also been years away from his heyday. Cueta turned and unfolded through six innings, five strikeouts and about a million different lunges. The Yankees collected six shots against him – all of which were singles – and did not get zero runs.
The last two of these singles knocked Quet out of the game without an exit in the seventh inning. Lagging behind by one run at the time, the Yankees were still in the game. Quetta’s replacement, the fiery Joe Kelly, pretty quickly stopped this.
Kelly knocked out his first striker Marvin Gonzalez on four fields. During the next battle he selected Aaron Hicks from second base. Hicks tried to make a break in third place until Kelly watched, probably expecting the unloader to begin his delivery during a frantic jerk. Instead, Kelly just walked off the mound, realizing that Hicks was on no man’s land, and threw the ball to second base for an easy out. Hicks became the second Yankee to be chosen by joining Isia Keener-Falef, whom Cueta chose first in the second inning.
“He almost had time to catch up,” Boone complained after the game.
A wasted opportunity in the seventh seemed like it would have been the best chance for the Yankees to score in a day, but Judge’s ability to transform everything in one fell swoop changed that quite dramatically before the White Sox struck their counterattacks.
Hicks’ assassination brings more ammunition to people urging him to plant. Entering Sunday’s stock, Hicks scored 0.200 with a base percentage much higher than his breakout percentage. His 20 hits included just one double and one home run, and in his previous 15 games on Sunday, he was in a vicious 3-on-40 drop (0.075). In the first double-header game, he did go 2 to 4, but also jumped out on the backyard when the game was tied in the eighth inning.
Although he still walks a lot and is tied to the team leader in stolen bases, Hicks is a difficult challenge for many fans, especially for those who are in favor of Joey Gala-Aaron field Judge-Giancarlo Stanton was a more regular occurrence.
The White Sox have deployed Liam Hendrix in the last three outs, and, facing the bottom of the Yankee order, approaching the All-Star had no problem.
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