Monday 4/16: vs Miami Marlins (W 12-1, 8-7)
The Yankees pounded the Miami Marlins to begin the fourth week of the season on a high note, climbing back to over a .500 record. Didi Gregorius homered twice, while Aaron Judge’s solo shot placed him in the history books as the fastest player to ever reach 60 career homers. Gary Sanchez went 3-for-4 with three RBI’s in a huge offensive night. Luis Severino took the mound and pitched extremely well. The flame-throwing righty allowed just one hit and walk over six scoreless innings. The Dominican native struck out eight Marlins in the contest. On a positive note Dellin Betances looked great in the ninth, he struck out two and pounded the strike zone primarily with fastballs.
Tuesday 4/17: vs Miami Marlins (L 1-9, 8-8)
After what looked to finally be their breakout game just one day ago, the Yankees dropped back to .500 with an embarrassing loss at home to the Marlins. Starter Masahiro Tanaka didn’t give the Yankees a remote chance of winning the game, while lasting only five innings. Tanaka gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks. Luis Cessa permitted two more in the following two innings before leaving due to a strained left oblique. Miguel Andujar provided the Yankees lone run via a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, cutting the deficit to eight. Andujar went 2-for-4 in the contest, recording the only multi-hit performance on the Yankees.
Wednesday 4/18: Scheduled off day
Thursday 4/19: vs Toronto Blue Jays (W 4-3, 9-8)
New York got back into the win column by defeating Toronto in a closer than what could have been contest. Toronto scored two unearned runs, courtesy of two Gary Sanchez passed balls and a Ronald Torreyes throwing error. The Yankees now own an American League high 18 errors entering Friday. Yankees starter CC Sabathia along with relivers Chad Green Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman looked fantastic. Sabathia is now 9-0 with a 1.88 ERA following a Yankees loss since the beginning of 2017. Betances looks like he’s finding his groove, and Chapman’s fastball looked as good as it has all year. The quartet of pitchers combined to toss eight innings, striking out seven, permitting no earned runs, one walk and just four hits. David Robertson struggled but was able to escape a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to earn his third hold of the season and preserve a New York lead. Robertson walked two, and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits. Offensively Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge led the club. Gregorius went 1-for-4, knocking in a team-leading 17th RBI. Aaron Judge added to the Yankees lead on a seventh-inning solo shot off Tyler Clippard on what proved to be the difference in the game.
Friday 4/20: vs Toronto Blue Jays (L 5-8, 9-9)
Despite an attempt to make a mechanical adjustment to fix his issues since his last start, Sonny Gray struggled mightily. He permitted five earned runs in just 3.1 innings. Domingo German and Adam Warren combined to allow three additional runs on what proved to be too much of a deficit for the Yankees offense to overcome. Tyler Austin and Giancarlo Stanton both hit two-run homers, while Miguel Andujar hit his second solo-homer in as many games played.
Saturday 4/21: vs Toronto Blue Jays (W 9-1, 10-9)
New York had an offensive outburst on Saturday afternoon, scoring nine runs and defeating the Blue Jays by eight. The Bronx Bombers scored two in the third and seven in the sixth. The highlights include an Aaron Judge two-run home run, and a Miguel Andujar bases- loaded clearing double. Judge crushed a hanging two-seam, 3-0 offering from Jays starter Marcus Stroman deep into the second deck of Yankee Stadium’s left field seats. Andujar broke the game open with his one out, 2-2 slider that was crushed over left fielder Teoscar Hernandez’s head. Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery pitched extremely well, especially following Sonny Gray’s disastrous short 3.1 inning start on Friday. Monty went six strong and struck out five. He did walk three batters and gave up four hits, but he was able to bear down and escape the trouble that he got himself in during a couple innings. Chasen Shreve and Jonathan Holder combined to pitch the final three frames by not allowing a single Toronto baserunner.
Sunday 4/22: vs Toronto Blue Jays (W 5-1, 11-9)
Severino struck out six over seven strong innings, while Miguel Andujar went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Yankees to a four-game series win over Toronto. Severino turned in his 19th start without allowing zero or one runs since 2017, which is among the best in all of baseball. Andujar scored a run, drove in a run, and collected two doubles on the day. He is now batting .308 on the young season. Austin Romine and Didi Gregorius both drove in two. Didi smacked a solo-shot off Jays starter Jaime Garcia to give the Yanks an early 1-0 advantage. Romine had a hard-hit bases-clearing two-RBI double in the bottom of the second to extend New York’s lead to 3-0. David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman finished off the game and secured the victory. Rookie phenom Gleyber Torres made his Major League debut, going 0-for-4 at the plate.
Monday 4/23: vs Minnesota Twins, 7:05 pm
Tuesday 4/24: vs Minnesota Twins, 6:35 pm
Wednesday 4/25: vs Minnesota Twins, 6:35 pm
Thursday 4/26: vs Minnesota Twins, 1:05 pm
Friday 4/27: at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 10:07 pm
Saturday 4/28: at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 9:07 pm
Sunday 4/29: at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 8:05 pm