LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Take Subway Series Opener

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Yankees Take Subway Series Opener

Nice bounce back win last night.  After that excruciating series loss to Boston over the weekend, this was exactly what the Yankees needed.

Of course, it didn't start off so well. It was upsetting, but not surprising, to see Rafael Montero, a pitcher having a terrible year, virtually shut the Yankees down. But Luis Cessa, before he left with that injury, kept his team in the game. Then the bullpen took over (Boy, did they take over!).

As their manager, Terry Collins, inferred during his postgame presser, the Mets saw what a really good bullpen can do to an opponent. They were also reminded how bad their own 'pen is. Hansel Robles pitched longer than he should have, and ended up looking like Gretel. Aaron Hicks took Gretel deep, after Aaron Judge had done the same to Montero earlier. Gary Sanchez put the icing on the cake later when he hit his 20th off Erik Goeddel.

Hicks, Judge and Sanchez all hit their 40th career home runs. Sanchez and Judge are the third and fourth fastest to 40 homers in MLB history. Keep it up, guys. The Yankees need consistent offense, in the worst way.

With Jacob deGrom on the mound for the Mets tonight, last night's win was crucial. Hopefully, Sonny Gray will be as good as he's been in his previous two starts, at the very least. Go Yankees.

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