The rambunctious New York Yankees dropped the last of a four-game set with the Cleveland Indians by a score of 8-4.
The Bombers fell to Cleveland by the score of 8-4, resulting in a series split.
CC Sabathia made his return from the injured list and struggled. In the second inning, he allowed four earned runs, putting the Yankees in a deep hole early.
Sabathia finished only three innings before turning the ball over to Nestor Cortes Jr., who gave up two more runs in 2.1 innings. Following that, Luis Cessa allowed two more runs in relief.
Unfortunately, the offense seemed to be asleep at the wheel for most of the game. Battling against one of the weirdest windups in the modern era, they were unable to do any real damage off of Indians starter Mike Clevinger.
Mike Clevinger pitches like he really needs to pee pic.twitter.com/L6J83yjcBJ
— Ben Porter (@Ben13Porter) August 18, 2019
The first Yankee runs came on a two-run shot off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the seventh.
DJ LeMahieu has saved this team A LOT. This time, he saves the streak of 208 consecutive games without being shutout, tying the third longest streak in MLB history! pic.twitter.com/nFoJcu5ruD
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) August 18, 2019
The offense finally showed some life in the ninth inning. LeMahieu hit an RBI single to pave the way for an RBI double off the bat of Aaron Judge.
What if we clone DJ LeMahieu? pic.twitter.com/uExZ9YUwjN
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) August 18, 2019
— Tom Hanslin (@TomHanslin) August 18, 2019
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
All in all, the Yankees just felt flat for most of Sunday. Certainly, we all hoped that the introduction of a new rally cry would get the offense going…
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 18, 2019
Now, the Yankees will be gearing up for a three-series road trip. They’ll head out west to face the red-hot Oakland Athletics, the best team in the National League in the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Seattle Mariners.
Savage of the Game — Brett Gardner
Brett Gardner had a great day offensively and defensively Sunday, but that’s not the reason he’s the “Savage of the Game”.
He earns this honor for the way he responded to roll call in the first inning…
Imagine not loving Brett Gardner. pic.twitter.com/s0o9l7isi3
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) August 18, 2019
Gardner wins “Savage of the Game” in support of the #LetBrettBang movement.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 18, 2019
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