After losing a tough game to the Red Sox on Friday night, the Yankees needed a win Saturday afternoon. And with the game tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, the Yankees found themselves in business against Drew Pomeranz. They had runners on first and third with no outs and Matt Holliday at the plate. Pomeranz had walked Didi Gregorius then gave up a single to Chase Headley on his 100th pitch of the game.
Then this happened:
As you can tell from Pomeranz’s reaction he wasn’t too happy with the result. He also looked a little shocked. I don’t blame him. The home run was Matt Holliday’s 17th of the season and his first since his game-tying home run off Craig Kimbrel in Fenway Park on July 15. I guess he enjoys hitting dramatic home runs against the Red Sox.
The Yankees would add a run in the seventh inning thanks to a Jacoby Ellsbury triple and a Gary Sanchez RBI single and win the game 5-1. It was Drew Pomeranz’s first loss since June 11.
The Yankees have officially taken the season series against Boston and they have a chance to win this series on Sunday night when Luis Severino faces off against Chris Sale.
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