The Yankees took two losses Thursday. Hours earlier than first pitch, the Bombers misplaced Luis Severino to the injured record. Then they went out and misplaced to the very best pitcher who can be on the commerce market over the subsequent two weeks. Luis Castillo dominated the Bombers for seven innings after which the Reds beat up the Yankees bullpen for a 7-6, 10-inning win on the Stadium.
The Reds scored three off lefty Lucas Luetge within the prime of the tenth inning and whereas Matt Carpenter delivered a two-run shot within the backside of the inning, the The Yankees couldn’t pull out the win.
It was the Yankees’ fourth loss within the final 5 video games. The Reds (34-55) gained the three-game collection, simply the fourth collection the Yankees (62-27) have misplaced this season. The Bombers nonetheless maintain the very best report in baseball, however they’re ending the second half on a little bit of a slide. They are 4-6 of their final 10 video games.
“I wish we could have scored a little bit more runs early, especially tonight, but they got a good ball club over there and they battled,” Aaron Judge stated. “Their record may show something different. but they got a lot of good ball players over there that battled in their at-bats put the ball in play and some good quality arms with high velocity. So it’s a tough one to swallow. You never want to lose a series but sometimes you have to tip your cap and be ready for the next one.”
Castillo, 29, held the Yankees to a run on two hits. He walked 4 and struck out eight. The right-hander took a no-hitter into the sixth. Anthony Rizzo broke up the no-hit bid with one out within the sixth. Castillo plunked Judge and Rizzo lined a double into proper subject. Stuart Fairchild bobbled the ball, however third base coach Luis Rojas properly held Judge up at third. The Yankees slugger scored the tying run on Giancarlo Stanton’s floor out again to the pitcher.
“He’s one of the best pitchers in the league,” Judge stated. “He was working both edges, has a good four-seamer and sinker. Has one of the best changeups in the game, too, but he just didn’t make too many mistakes for us to hit. When he’s got 100 (miles per hour on the fastball) and painting the corners, it’s gonna be a tough day.”
The Yankees tried to rally in opposition to the Reds bullpen for the second straight night time. Judge hammered his thirty first homer of the season, a 435-foot shot that hit the wall over the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center subject. Gleyber Torres hit his first homer since June 19, a two-run shot to tie the sport within the eighth. Both homers got here off Jeff Hoffman.
That tied the sport at 4-4 after Jonathan Loaisiga, in his first look since May 22, gave up three runs within the prime of the eighth on a single to Joey Votto and a double from Kyle Farmer.
The Reds scored three off lefty Lucas Luetge within the prime of the tenth inning and Matt Carpenter instantly received two again together with his eleventh house run of the season, however the Bombers couldn’t scratch throughout one other run.
That overshadowed an encouraging night time from Nestor Cortes, who matched Castillo with seven, one-run innings. The Yankees All-Star lefty struck out 4 and walked one. After getting hit arduous in Boston final weekend, Cortes stated he made some changes and feels good heading into the second half.
Just going again to what I’d been doing for the primary 12 begins. Obviously these “outings were pretty good,” Cortes stated. “So I watched some video, looked at some stuff and I am trying to be that guy again.”
Severino went on the IL with a “low grade,” strained lat muscle on his proper aspect. He will miss at the least one begin on the opposite aspect of the All-Star break. The Yankees already knew they must restrict Severino and Cortes’ innings within the second half. Cortes pitched a career-high 93 innings final season; he’s at 95 innings after Thursday night time.
The bullpen took some heavy utilization when Severino left after two innings Wednesday night time and Luetge needed to pitch three innings in Boston.
So Thursday night time was an excellent reminder, two weeks earlier than the commerce deadline, of what the Yankees GM Brian Cashman at all times says: You can by no means have sufficient pitching.