Sunday, June 30, 2019


Source: USA Today

What a marathon of a game in London, the first of two for the Yankees and the Red Sox.  By now you know that the Yankees took Game 1, 17-13, albeit in almost five hours.  It was a long game, that carried a high price tag for the Yankees.

Source: AP

"I have no excuse for that.  I just wasn't efficient and I was not able to do my job," Masahiro Tanaka said in the post game interview.  He didn't have an explanation for his poor pitching except to say that it was on him for this performance.  He did not blame the venue in what has been his shortest start of his career.  A lot of good hitters took advantage of the poor pitching on both sides as Rick Porcello also left after in the first inning after giving up six.  Because Chad Green stepped in after Tanaka, he is not available for today's game, another costly outcome of yesterday's game on this series.

Source: NY Post

The YES Network discussed that CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ both have extra days rest, but they believe the Yankees will go with another opener, perhaps a Luis Cessa and Chance Adams combo instead of leveraging their veteran starters.

Also costing the Yankees in this London Series is the possibility that Luke Voit will likely spend some time on the injured list following his stint in stretching his single into a double.  Not sure if this is a core injury or a hamstring, but the Yankee first baseman left the game wincing in pain after going 4-4.

Source: NY Post

"The injury comes just hours after the Yankees revealed Luis Severino had been shut down after experiencing soreness while rehabbing his right lat," reported the NY Post.

Voit will be checked out by the team's doctors again today; he says the pain is coming from the left side in his core or quad.  He appeared to be a good spirits in his post game interview with reporters.  Hopefully a few days rest will help the Yankees star first baseman heal without going on the IL.

Game 2 is at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN.  Let's have a quick sweep and head home.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @suzieprof

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