In a wild series finale matinee against the Indians, New York’s young guns continued their ultra-impressive rookie seasons. Domingo German turned in six no-hit innings while fellow rookie Gleyber Torres sealed the win with a walk-off, three-run home run off Cleveland reliever Dan Otero. This added up to a 7-4 Yankee victory.
Cruising through the first six innings, Domingo German was untouchable. Filling in for the injured Jordan Montgomery, German flashed a heater that sat around 95 mph, a filthy curveball, and a changeup that made opposing hitters look silly. His final stat line: 6IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB, 9K, 84 pitches, 53 strikes.
The only knock against the rookie flamethrower was his inability to go deep into the game because he has strictly been utilized as a reliever. Since this is first career start, he will need some time under his belt to stretch out and gain stamina.
Keep in mind that Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger went toe-to-toe with Germán all day, allowing only Aaron Hicks to record a hit against him.
Once Aaron Boone pulled his rookie starter, the wheels began to come off when the Yankee bullpen allowed four runs to score, giving the Tribe a 4-0 lead late in the afternoon.
In case you may have forgot, this is the Yankees we are talking about here, and they do not simply rollover and accept the loss. Instead, Brett Gardner scored the first run for the Bombers off Greg Allen, scoring Tyler Austin. Shortly after, Aaron Judge doubled home another two runs, reducing Cleveland’s lead to just one run.
In the very next inning, Neil Walker, who has started to heat up as of late, doubled in Aaron Hicks, allowing the Yanks to tie the game at 4. Following Walker’s game tying two bagger, Gleyber Torres ended the game with a walk-off three-run home run off Dan Otero, prompting fans to immediately scramble to their closets in hopes to find an old Mark Teixeira no. 25 jersey to wear.
This blast by Torres effectively locked up the victory and series sweep for the Bronx Bombers.
Domingo Germán caps off his six inning, no-hit performance: