A lot more to determine, and how long will this consistent and good pitching continue? Yankees 9, White Sox 1.
Unlike last night, the Yankee bats went on to rake from the beginning. How hot is Headley right now?
"I wasn't getting the call inside", Holland said. Covey settled down after that, pitching two scoreless innings and recording the first two outs of the fifth.
Starlin Castro doubled to centre, and Chase Headley brought him home on a double to left that was misplayed by Tim Anderson to land Headley on third.
Catcher Austin Romine, who has done a fabulous job filling in for Gary Sanchez, noted of Severino, "I think he pitched tremendously". It was a rude NY awakening for the Rule 5 draft pick who never had pitched above Double A before Friday.
Tanaka made two of those starts. And boy, Castro worked it alright.
The veteran slugger triggered a five-run third with a titanic shot into the raised bleachers beyond the left-center bullpen, his first home run at Yankee Stadium.
Their collective efforts weren't enough, however, to keep up with the Yankees, who blasted three home runs off Rule 5 selection Dylan Covey in the series finale.
He rolled into the ninth with just 78 pitches, but a fourth and final infield single turned into a runner into scoring position whenAnderson's jump throw bounced past Matt Davidson. I wouldn't be surprised if that actually traveled further. Yankees 8, White Sox 1. The Yankees have the major leagues' best home winning percentage since last July 17 at.702 (33-14).
Kurt Suzuki hit a one-out single in the Braves ninth off closer Brandon Maurer (0-1).
"I think I'm definitely making the stride toward the right direction", Tanaka said through a translator at his locker after the game. The man is hitting.296/.444/.778 after tonight, which is quite Giambi-in-prime-esque. The Rays completed a 1-6 trip that followed a franchise-best 5-2 start. It was not as easy as the numbers suggested.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated from the paternity list before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. However, Tanaka remained cool and calm and got out of the jams mostly unscathed. One start after he left a ton of fastballs up to Cleveland hitters and got hammered, he couldn't be squared up by anyone in pinstripes. The quality of contact reminded me of a collegiate wooden bat league.
This is a big difference from a year ago, when Severino was 0-8 over 11 starts with an 8.50 ERA. Regression to normalcy! The first few starts were not ideal but he will be just fine. It is also his 26th birthday so, happy birthday to this guy. Gonzalez allowed just four hits and one walk.
Two games into Montgomery's career, I've been very impressed.
Similar to Michael Pineda there was always this conception about Yankees righthander Luis Severino.
Cardinals 2, Pirates 1: Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and St. Louis stopped a three-game losing streak by defeating Pittsburgh in St. Louis.
The White Sox opened a 1-0 lead when Garcia hit a 2-0 fastball over the right-center field fence.
Scherzer (2-1) got an inning-ending double play to work around his only serious trouble in the fourth.