Opponent: at Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: 2-1 loss
2017 Record: 11-7, second place (1.5 GB)
Game Summary: Jordan Montgomery looked pretty good again on Sunday afternoon. The southpaw allowed a David Freese sacrifice fly in the first inning and a Gregory Polanco RBI double in the third, but otherwise held the Pirates offense in check. Jacoby Ellsbury hit his second home run of the season in the top of the seventh, scoring the Yankees lone run of the contest. New York’s offense couldn’t muster much off Ivan Nova, Daniel Hudson and Tony Watson.
Aaron Judge – Judge went 1-4 in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Greg Bird – Bird took an 0-3, he is now batting .104 on the season.
Kyle Higashioka – Higgy went 0-2 at the plate, but called a pretty good game behind the dish.
Jordan Montgomery – Monty tossed six innings of two run baseball. He struck out five and walked two. The South Carolina native allowed seven hits in total.
Up Next: Monday is a scheduled off day for the Yankees. Luis Severino will look to take game one of a three game series against Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm.