AL East Week recap- 5/6

The Red Sox had their homestand this week and hoped to come out of it looking good. The Yankees looked to extend their winning streak. The Jays hoped to gain ground on the Yankees. 

NEW YORK YANKEES (18-7)

The Yanks faced the Blue Jays for a three-game set. Jordan Montgomery pitched five innings, struck out five, and gave up two runs right after the offense took a 2-0 lead. Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and was pretty much the scoring for the team. Isiah Kiner-Falefa also went 2-4. The Yanks extended their winning streak to 10 games with a score of 3-2.

Jameson Taillon took on game 2. He pitched six innings, struck out four, and gave up one run. Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with two walks. Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a home run. Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 5th home run of the season. The Yankees took advantage of a missed call by the home plate umpire in the 7th inning and won 9-1. 

Nestor Cortes pitched four innings, struck out three, and gave up two runs. Joey Gallo returned to the lineup and hit a home run. DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4. Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3. The Yankees could tie the game or take the lead. They lost 2-1 and their winning streak ended at 11.

Far, far away. pic.twitter.com/CroHrn52zR — New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 4, 2022

The Rangers will come to the Bronx over the weekend. Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, and Jordan Montgomery are scheduled to pitch.

BOSTON RED SOX (10-16)

The Angels came into town for a three-game set. Michael Wacha started game one. He pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and struck out two. J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run. Franchy Cordero went 2-for-3. Jackie Bradley Jr went 2-for-3. The Sox won 4-0. 

Garrett Whitlock pitched five innings, stuck out nine, and gave up two runs. Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a home run. Trevor Story went 2-for-5 and Martinez went 1-for-5. The Angels tied the game in the 9th inning and Matt Barnes gave up four runs; three earned in the 10th. The Sox lost 10-5.

Rich Hill pitched five scoreless innings and struck out six. Bradley Jr went 2-for-3. Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-4. The Sox lost 8-0. 

Hill on the Hill. 👊 pic.twitter.com/zIQpxbiwhy — Red Sox (@RedSox) May 5, 2022

The White Sox will play three in Fenway for the weekend. Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Pivetta, and Michael Wacha are scheduled to pitch. 

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Today’s game will only be available on Apple TV+ and Sunday’s game will be starting at 11:35 AM and only on Peacock’s premium subscription (possibly still available on MLB TV for those outside the country)

TAMPA BAY RAYS (15-10)

David Rasmussen started against the A’s. He pitched five innings, struck out three, and gave up one run. Yandy Diaz went 2-for-5 with a home run. Wander Franco went 2-for-4 and Manuel Margot went 3-for-4. The Rays won 6-1. 

Ryan Yarbrough went 2.1 innings, struck out two, and gave up five runs. Brett Phillips hit a home run. Mike Zunino went 2-for-2 with a home run. Margot went 2-for-5. The Rays won 10-7.

Corey Kluber pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven Manuel Margot and Isaac Paredes both went 2-for-4. The Rays won and completed the sweep with a score of 3-0. 

The next stop is Seattle against the Mariners. Game one was on Thursday night and I will cover that in Monday’s post. Drew Rasmussen and Shane McClanahan are scheduled to pitch. 

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (16-10)

Ross Stripling started against the Yankees. He lasted four innings, struck out three, and gave up two runs. George Springer and Bo Bichette each went 2-for-4. The Jays lost 3-2.

Alek Manoah went six innings, struck out seven, and gave up one run; the home run to Judge. Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, and Alejandro Kirk all went 2-for-4. A missed call by the home plate umpire in the 7th inning allowed the Yankees to run away with the game. The Jays lost 9-1. This is their first series loss of the season.

Yusei Kikuchi pitched six innings, struck out seven, and gave up one run. Matt Chapman hit his 5th home run of the season. Lourdes Gurriel Jr went 1-for-4. The Jays avoided the sweep and won 2-1.

The Jays head to Ohio to face Jose Ramirez and the Guardians. I will cover game one in Monday’s post. Kevin Gausman, Ross Stripling, and Alek Manoah are scheduled to pitch over the weekend. 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (10-16)

Tyler Wells started against the Twins and pitched five innings, struck out four, and gave up one run. Tyler Nevin and Cedric Mullins both went 1-for-4. The O’s lost 2-1.

Bruce Zimmermann started game two. He pitched five innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Trey Mancini and Austin Hays both went 2-for-4. The O’s lost 7-2. 

Kyle Bradish went four innings, struck out three, and gave up four runs. Cedric Mullins went 2-for-5 with a home run. Ramon Urias hit his first home run of the season. Trey Mancini went 3-for-3 with a walk. Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-4. The O’s won 9-4.

Spenser Watkins went 4.2 innings, struck out two, and gave up three runs. Mountcastle hit two home runs in the game. Cedric Mullins, Austin Hays, and Jorge Mateo each hit a home run as well. The O’s won 5-3. 

Chris Ellis will not throw another pitch for the Orioles this season as he has shoulder surgery. 

Chris Ellis' surgery today is season-ending. He underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery today in Texas to clean up his right rotator cuff and labrum. Brandon Hyde isn't sure if the O's could move to a six-man rotation at some point, when more arms later come up. — Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) May 4, 2022

Zack Greinke and the Royals are in Baltimore for the weekend. Jordan Lyles, Tyler Wells, and Bruze Zimmermann are scheduled to pitch. 

OUTSIDE THE AL EAST

Robinson Cano was designated for assignment by the Mets. It is kind of a shocker but there is no doubt that he can help another team. The Mets will most likely pay him for the season to play in another uniform.

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