May 11 in Yankee History

  • The Yankees failed to recover from yet another Sonny Gray start in a 10-5 loss to visiting Oakland on May 11, 2018. Home runs from Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge were too little too late. Beloved ex-Yank Dustin Fowler, lost to a ballpark structure problem in Chicago the year before while playing for the Yankees, had a hit and scored a run for the A’s. Continue reading
  • May 10 in Yankee History

  • The Yanks seemed to be in the catbird seat in the Stadium on May 10, 2016, when they took an early 5-3 lead, largely on a Didi Gregorius three-run double, with ace Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, but one home run from Kansas City’s Alex Gordon and two from Lorenzo Cain gave the visitors a lead. But the Yanks came storming back on late rbi’s from Brian McCann and Dustin Ackley and, featuring nine pitches thrown 100 mph or better, Aroldis Chapman made the 10-7 lead stand up. Continue reading
  • May 9 in Yankee History

  • Up 2-0 vs Washington on Gleyber Torres‘s singleton jolt in the rubber match of a three-gamer in the Stadium on May 9, 2021, the home team was tied when Kyle Schwarber homered for two in the top of the seventh. But Brad Hand walked the first two in the bottom of the ninth and one out later Giancarlo Stanton singled for the 3-2 win. Continue reading
  • May 8 in Yankee History

  • Most of the credit for the 3-2 Yankee win over the visiting Red Sox on May 8, 2018, goes to Designated Hitter Giancarlo Stanton, who homered his first two times up; but kudos also to Aaron Judge, who knocked in the game decider once Boston tied it; and to Luis Severino, who struck out 11 while pitching into the seventh. Also, Neil Walker set up and scored the winning run with a leadoff pinch double in the bottom of the seventh. Continue reading
  • May 7 in Yankee History

  • Walkoffs are a delight, and when the comeback starts with your team on the losing end, they’re that much better. Through six, righthander Mario Gonzalez and the Mariners were up on Masahiro Tanaka 2-1 in Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2019. And Tommy Kahnle made things worse by allowing two more runs in the eighth. But once the home team scratched out a run on righty Cory Gearrin, who would be a Yankee later in the year, in the frame’s bottom half, third baseman Gio Urshela brought New York back to even with a two-run jack in the ninth. Then Cameron Maybin singled, and stole second, and DJ LeMahieu did not waste the opportunity, sending Maybin home with a game-winning single, 5-4 Yankees. Continue reading