The Yankees fell to the Orioles by a score of 8-0. After Chad Green escaped a first inning bases loaded jam. He would surrender four runs in the second. Nick Goody came in relief and got pounded. He gave up two long home runs and the Orioles put up a crooked number on the board and went ahead 6-0 early.
The Yankee offense also was abysmal today. After a lead off base hit in the first from Brett Gardner. The Yankees only managed one more hit the entire game.
However light did shine through in today’s game. Jonathan Holder made his major league debut, and he looked fantastic. After striking out Adam Jones he got Alvarez to ground out, and after just missing striking out Machado he got him to hit a weak chopper. While this was just his first outing he has the makings of a true big league arm. His style is very comparable to Ex-Yankee David Robertson. He featured a 92-95MPH fastball, and a breaking ball that will buckle your knees. If Holder could continue to shine like he did tonight. The Yankees could truly make a serious post season push with a strong middle relief core.
Another shining moment in today’s game was Luis Severino. He pitched great in his one inning of work. Retiring the side in order. One would assume that he will most likely take the next start after Chad Green’s injury; however, the Yankees are better to have him in the bullpen at this moment, but he may be our best option.
The Yankees now sit three games out of the wild card, but it’s no cause for panic. With an entire month of baseball left to play they have much to be optimistic about. Also, considering that they play mostly teams ahead of them, and those teams play each other the Yankees have plenty of fight left in them.
Tomorrow the Yankees will turn to C.C. Sabathia to outduel Kevin Gausman. Sabathia pitched great in his last outing. Which happened to be against the Orioles.