Yankees takeaway from Monday’s 9-2 win over Pirates as bats break out
The Yankees’ the offense featured a strong performance from Domingo German in a 9-2 win over the Pirates.
Here are the takeaways…
1. Domingo German back to the mound to start New York on Monday night. His fastball velocity sat in the mid-90s. In the first inning, the right-hander was working around a leadoff base runner when a O’Neil Cruz reached on a field error from Aaron Hicks. One stroke later, Tucupita Marcano established to Anthony Rizzo, who then threw out Cruz for a double play. German did not allow a run over three innings, surrendering just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
2. Unfortunately, the Yankees erupted for six runs in the second inning while sending nine batters to the plate. Jose Trevino started the scoring with an RBI single to score Hicks. Two strokes later, DJ Lemahieu he previously added a two-run single Judge Aaron banked a three-run home run into right center. New York bats scored nine hits in the first two innings.
3. New York also got another look at high visibility Anthony Volpe, who got the start at shortstop batting fifth. After striking out with runners in scoring position in his first at-bat, Volpe singled through the left side in his second trip to the plate. He added a walk to his third appearance in the fourth inning. The infielder also made an athletic no-handed play across the diamond to end the second inning.
Everson Pereirathe Yankees prospect in the fifth, also entered the game and singled to right in the sixth. Jason Dominguez they also recorded one in the eighth inning as three top prospects were involved offensively.
4. During the game, Aaron Boone he said Judge will play left field in the next two games after Tuesday’s day off. The Yankees will continue their search for how to move their outfield into the offseason.
5. Jimmy Cordero, John Hamilton, Yoendrys Gomez, James Norwood and Matt Bowman combined to allow just two runs on three hits in six innings of relief while striking out six.
The Yankees picked up their seventh win of Grapefruit League play and rebounded.
The Yankees return to action on Wednesday for a matinee against the St. Louis Cardinals. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m