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Yankees blocked by Giolito in series opener

Yankees blocked by Giolito in series opener

NEW YORK – After a hot West Coast road trip marked by offensive outbursts , Yankees ing); New York was on Tuesday night as the White Sox went without a hit in the seventh inning. Lost the series opener 3-2, so the lineup was subdued. Here’s what life is like without Aaron Judge, who sat out the second straight game.

After Tuesday’s game, it was announced that the judge would Contusion and ligament sprain and entered the injured list.

New York meets White Sox after promising weekend Team starter Lucas’ buzz silences Yankees’ Giolito #37; Six inning lineup, Seven strikeouts. The Bronx Bombers only coaxed a right-handed three-step walk, exiting Giolito’s four innings in sequence.

“It looks like he’s not in the middle of the plate a lot,” said the manager Aaron Boone said. “I think we have a right to him; we put him to work. We count his throws, a lot of 3s, walks. But we can’t handle him at all.”

Giolito’s ability to avoid the center of the basket puts the Yankees at a loss. It wasn’t until the seventh inning when pitcher Joe Kelly came on that New York was able to break through. Willie Calhoun had two outs and Isiah Kiner-Falefa slammed a deep fly into the space of left midfield. Left fielder Andrew Benintendi and center fielder Luis Robert Jr. miscommunicated, letting the ball fall into a double when Calhoun scored from the start. The Yankees’ threat ended quickly, though, as Jake Bowles was shortstop among the first and third runners.

The Yankees’ only explosive power came in the ninth inning when Joe Josh Donaldson led with a solo homer off Liam Hendriks. It was the 37 year old’s third home run in three games since returning from IL.

“I feel good, feel good swing Good,” Donaldson said. “Knowledge of some pitches was really good. On the second down, [Giolito] made a perfect pitch that came at me. On the third down, Joe Kelly threw a nasty curveball at me. . Tip. But I think I feel good on the plate now.”

Right-hander Clark Schmidt lost the game after giving up three runs in six innings, all on a pair of Seby Zavala home runs. Despite this outcome, Schmidt largely avoided trouble, throwing 52 of

Strikes and walk pitches without the White Sox hitters.

Yankees rotation will also lose Nestor Cortez For IL, apart from Carlos Rodón and Frankie Montas, who are already missing, Schmidt’s return to form and confidence will be key.

“Yes, [I’m] really happy,” Schmidt said. “To be able to go further in the game and throw a lot of good pitches. You know, my pitch count is intact. Feels like I could have stayed in that game and moved on.

“I think every time we’re there we get better and make improvements and it really starts display. “

New York’s record falls to 36- and pushed its deficit in the AL East to 7 1/2 games behind the Rays. With Judge and Cortez declared on the injured list, the road ahead is uncertain, But the Yankees have a “next man” mentality.

“We want to get it every day, whether Aaron’s on the court or not,” Boone said ahead of Tuesday’s game. good. It’s one of my happiest things.

“Whether we have a good game or a game Struggling, I feel like the players are in the right mindset every day. It doesn’t change whoever is in the lineup.”

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