In a Mother’s Day matinee delayed by rain, the Yankees came out victorious this afternoon beating the A’s by a score of 6-2.
Luis Severino delivered yet another ace-like performance, allowing one run in six innings of work. The flamethrower did not surrender a hit until the fourth inning and gave up his lone run in the fifth.
Severino pitched well enough to earn himself the win and improved his record to 6-1 while lowering his ERA to a minuscule 2.14. His final line: 6.0IP 5H, 1ER, 2BB, 7K, 106 pitches, 70 strikes.
Giancarlo Stanton appeared to be in MVP form against the A’s, registering a 4-4 performance including three RBI. His efforts this afternoon raised his batting average to a respectable .252 on the young season.
With a final score of 6-2, the Yankees received quality performances from both the offense and pitching today.
As mentioned, Sevy turned in another solid outing, limiting Oakland hitters to just one run.
Green and Betances were dominant, but Shreve found himself in a bit of trouble in the ninth inning. He did close out the game to seal the victory for the Yanks, but not before surrendering three hits that resulted in an Oakland run to cross the plate.
Offensively, Stanton, Hicks, and Judge were responsible for the scoring this afternoon. Stanton recorded three RBI, Hicks had two, and Judge tacked on one more to bring the run total to six.
Both Stanton and Hicks kicked off the scoring in the first inning, giving the Yankees and early 3-0 advantage.
Moving forward to the fifth inning, Stanton clubbed a homer to center, extending the lead to three. This was the reigning MVP’s tenth home run on the season, and he seems to be heating up as of late. Stanton joined Judge, Gary, and Didi as the only Yankees to hit ten or more homers this season
Switching back to Hicks, the outfielder drove in Aaron Judge on an infield force.
Judge would record his RBI one inning later, giving his squad a 6-1 lead late in the ballgame. This wound up being the last time the Bombers would score, but proved to be enough as they went on to win 6-2.
Stanton’s first RBI of the game, a two-run single that gave the Yankees the early lead: