Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer for his major league-leading 47th long ball. The New York Yankees won the Subway Series this year with a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night, thanks to two RBIs from Andrew Benintendi. On DJ LeMahieu’s sacrifice fly in the first inning, the Yankees took a 3-0 lead. This happened amid a historic losing streak with 14 losses in their previous 18 games. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Andrew Benintendi both hit doubles in the fifth, following Judge’s home run against Scherzer (9-3) in the third.
In the fifth, Yankees youngster Oswaldo Cabrera flubbed a popup, and Daniel Vogelbach responded with a two-run homer to make it 3-2. In 6 1/3 innings, Domingo Germán (2-2) allowed two runs, one of which was earned. For his first save since August 17 of last year, Jonathan Loaisiga concluded with four straight outs. For the second day in a row, Scherzer (9-3) let up four runs, pushing his ERA from 1.93 to 2.33 throughout the two starts. In 6 2/3 innings, he allowed seven hits.
Rizzo sprinted toward second base to force a throw and stop the appeal after seeing that the Mets believed Benintendi had gone early. He was able to get to third after Scherzer flung the ball towards center field out of panic. However, he was sent back to the first because the umpires ruled that the ball was dead and that time had not yet “run in.”
Early in the season, the Yankees were playing at an absurd and unsustainable pace. But they’re still incredibly good! Unquestionably excellent enough to return. Even though Scherzer is a marvel, his only flaw has been that whenever competitors do manage to make contact with him, it’s frequently difficult.
Jonathan Loaisiga Made A Four-Out Save As the New York Yankees Clinched The Subway Series Victory
Before the first game of the Subway Series, another high-leverage reliever was placed on the disabled list. Without a designated closer, the Yankees would “piece together” the ninth inning, according to Aaron Boone. Jonathan Loaisiga, a right-handed pitcher, was asked to register the final four outs on Monday, and he did so. The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 at Yankee Stadium thanks to Loaisiga, who pitched a spotless 1 1/3 innings to close out the game and earn his first save of the year.
With his save, Loaisiga became the 11th different Yankee to do it this year. The most in franchise history and more than any other team in the majors this season. As they move forward without the aid of their ailing relievers, it’s likely that the Yankees will increase that total. The Yankees believe THAT Aroldis Chapman, a former closer, had improved. After a successful nine-game streak without allowing a run. But in his most recent two appearances, his command problems have come back, severely limiting Boone’s choices.