Thursday, May 15, 2014

Soriano's double helps Yankees win finale over Mets, 1-0

It looks like the Yankees have found Sabathia's replacement.

RHP Chase Whitley, a prospect making his major league debut, struck out four in a scoreless 4.2 innings tonight, as the Yankees earned a split in the 2014 Subway Series with a 1-0 win over the Mets. 

The victory, the Yanks second consecutive shutout one, wasn't necessarily pretty, as the Bombers collected just 4 hits in seven innings against Metropolitans starter Jacob deGrom.

However, they did manage to get the necessary big one in the top of the seventh, when Alfonso Soriano drove Brian McCann home with a line-drive double into the left center field gap.

Usually, that single trip around the bases wouldn't be enough to win a road game, but due to a perfect 2.1 frames of relief from Dellin Betances, in which he induced an Eric Young groundout to end a bottom of the fifth threat and struck out six, it was. New York's NL team did put men on the corners with two outs in the eighth, but thanks to David Robertson getting David Wright to ground out that rally was not successful. 

Anyway, in this evening's top of the third Whitley interestingly singled, the second day in a row a Pinstripe starter has done so. With Tanaka yesterday it was pretty cool, but with Whitley tonight it wasn't all that surprising, as #39 was apparently a slugger during his college days at Troy.

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