Yankees Complete Sweep of ChiSox

Yankees Complete Sweep of ChiSox

The New York Yankees completed their sweep of the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night, getting themselves back on the winning track after losing five straight, including a four-game sweep from the Boston Red Sox.

The series finale was technically a comeback, with the White Sox getting the early jump on Yankees starter Luis Severino.

After striking out Yoan Moncada to lead off the bottom of the first, Severino gave up a single to Yolmer Sanchez. Sanchez would score on Jose Abreu’s RBI double, and Abreu would score on Daniel Palka’s RBI single. Chicago had a 2-0 lead after one inning.

The Yankees immediately got that one back and then some in the top of the second.

Gleyber Torres worked a leadoff walk and Neil Walker singled two batters later. Gleyber would come around to score on Austin Romine’s RBI single through the left side.

Then it was Shane Robinson that got to play hero on an RBI single the other way that plated Walker and tied the game.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito hit Brett Gardner with a pitch, so the bases were loaded for Giancarlo Stanton, and he hit it exactly as far as he needed to.

The grand slam, despite being kind of a cheap homer, counts for four runs and gave him the team-lead in homers with 27. It was 6-2 Bombers!

The Yankees wouldn’t need any more runs, but Aaron Hicks gave them another anyway with his career-high 19th home run of the season in the top of the fifth inning.

After the rocky first inning, Severino very much settled down and looked a lot closer to himself.

The one major blemish he had after the first inning was a home run he surrendered to Tim Anderson in the bottom of the fifth.

Sevy had a genuinely good start for the first time in a while. We still haven’t seen him in bully mode since July 1, but for the first time since then, I would say he had his “B” stuff, and I’ll take that any day.

Severino went 7.0 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 3 runs on 7 hits while giving up zero walks. He’s close.

The bullpen took care of the rest. Chad Green struck out the side in the eighth while working into a little trouble with a walk and a single, but there was no harm. He’s looking like he’s coming out of his funk, too.

Jonathan Holder came in and worked an uneventful inning as redemption for his appearances in Boston. He put up two good outings in this Chicago series and has earned his way back into my good graces.

The Yankees won the game, 7-3, and will look to continue their winning ways with a series in the Bronx against the Texas Rangers that starts Thursday.


Featured Image via Flickr/Keith Allison

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4 thoughts on “Yankees Complete Sweep of ChiSox

  1. Katy Duffy

    The Yankees are looking unstoppable lately, this win streak is pretty impressive. Not sure if they’ll be able to catch Boston though.


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