BRONX, N.Y. — The New York Yankees couldn’t figure out Chicago White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez on Tuesday night. With only two hits, the Yankees fell to the Sox 4-1.
Luis Severino pitched very well despite giving up four earned runs. The young righty went eight innings, struck out 10 batters and ceded only three hits. Severino’s problem came via the home run ball as Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia both hit dingers. Both pitches that resulted in home runs were poorly located by Severino and were his only two mistakes of the night.
Despite Severino’s great outing, Gonzalez was simply better. The right-handed pitcher threw a near complete game, four-hitter and had the Yankee batters confused all night. Gonzalez struck out only three but induced a lot of groundouts. To go along with that, Gonzalez was efficient, throwing only 77 total pitches after eight innings of work.
The Yankees made things interesting in the ninth inning. After an error by Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, Chase Headley advanced to second base. Brett Gardner walked which prompted Gonzalez’s exit; then David Robertson issued a walk to Jacoby Ellsbury.
Miguel Gonzalez exits, old friend David Robertson enters. Yanks trail 4-0 here in the ninth.
After striking out Matt Holliday, Robertson issued another walk to Starlin Castro, which plated home the Yankees only run. Robertson induced a ground ball off the bat of Aaron Judge to end the game and, effectively, end the Yanks eight game win streak.
With the loss, the Yankees fell to 9-5 on the season while the White Sox improved to 7-6. The rubber game of the series takes place tomorrow night and will be the last game of the Yankees’ nine-game home stand. Masahiro Tanaka is up against Dylan Covey. The Japanese superstar will look to end the home stand on a positive note.
Win- Miguel Gonzalez
Loss- Luis Severino
Save- David Robertson