September 29, 2018

G161: Yankees 8, Red Sox 5

Yankees - 100 330 100 - 8 13  0
Red Sox - 010 100 012 - 5 10  2
Eduardo Rodriguez and Brandon Workman each allowed four hits and three runs in relief. Boston clawed back in the final two innings, but fell short when Jackie Bradley - representing the potential tying run - struck out with runners at first and second.

Tommy Kahnle had a six-run lead, but he issued two walks and gave up an infield single in the bottom of the eighth. Boston trailed 8-2, but had the bases loaded with no outs. Bradley flied to left. Blake Swihart grounded out to second, and a run scored. Christian Vazquez was retired pitcher-to-first.

Tzu-Wei Lin opened the last of the ninth with a double to right off Jonathan Holder. Brock Holt homered and it was 8-5. When Sam Travis singled to center, a rally became more of a possibility. But Brandon Phillips struck out. Aroldis Chapman took over on the mound and struck out Mitch Moreland.

Travis advanced to second on indifference before Ian Kinsler walked (for the third time in the game). Bradley - who drove in the Red Sox's first run with a double - took a ball high, a called strike low and inside, then two balls down and away. On 2-2, he swung and missed a slider down the heart of the plate.
Lance Lynn Domingo German / Nathan Eovaldi
Benintendi, LF
Holt, SS
Martinez, DH
Devers, 3B
Moreland, 1B
Kinsler, 2B
Bradley, CF
Swihart, RF
Vázquez, C
In addition to starting Domingo German over Lance Lynn today, the Yankees have scratched Luis Severino from tomorrow's start. ... Nathan Eovaldi - and Sunday's starter, Rick Porcello - will pitch roughly three innings.

Fun Mets Fact:
Noah Syndergaard has a 2.84 ERA in his 12 wins.
Jacob deGrom has a 2.71 ERA in his 9 losses.
deGrom also has a 1.62 ERA in his 13 no-decisions.

From April 21 to June 2, deGrom made eight starts and posted a 0.57 ERA. The Mets went 2-6.

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