Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Yankees' Gray looks to find his form vs. Indians

Yankees' Gray looks to find his form vs. Indians

Was there any doubt NY could sweep three potential contenders during a hard 18-straight-games stretch?

GIANTS 4, BRAVES 3: Andrew Suarez outpitched Mike Soroka in a rookie matchup, and visiting San Francisco survived a ninth-inning rally for its first series sweep of Atlanta in four years.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the game that Romine will catch Gray "certainly for the foreseeable future" even though Boone does not like personal catchers.

The victory moved the Yankees' record to 24-10 and kept them a length back of the AL East-leading Red Sox, who invade The Bronx on Tuesday night for the first of three games between blood rivals.

Gleyber Torres is the latest Yankees phenom earning his pinstripes right off the bat. Until Torres' second big-league homer landed, Mantle had been the youngest Yankee to hit a walk-off home run.

While Romine doesn't have Sanchez's power at the plate, he's hitting.286.

"Can't give good offenses like that extra baserunners, free baserunners", said Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who had been unhittable before the Yankees scored four in the fifth.

NY is in its first 14-1 stretch since 1998 Yankees won 114 games during the regular season and then the first of three straight World Series titles.

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Thank you all for being such an important of my life and hope to see you soon. Later, in his post-match press conference, he said: "It was a very sad day".

Sabathia allowed just three scattered hits while striking out seven and walking none in yet another great performance over six innings. He also has had his share of defensive gems at second base, sliding, diving and ranging to his left and right for a series of head-turning stops. "It seems like he just keeps getting better and better".

Torres is certainly making a tremendous early impression. "And Robby, he got in that battle with Ramirez, who is such a tough out, and it was one pitch that got him".

German threw six shutout innings while allowing zero hits (with nine strikeouts and just two walks) Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees say no.

"I felt good", he said.

For further evidence you can look at a dime of a complete shut out game that Sevy threw on Wednesday, taking the first series in Houston and winning two out of three games in Minute Maid Park for the first time in years. The 25-year-old right-hander replaced the injured Jordan Montgomery in the rotation and dominated the Indians. This will be German's first career start against Cleveland. He's established himself as a premier defensive shortstop and one of the best hitters at his position. One out later, pinch-hitter Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, and Torres drove a full-count pitch from Dan Otero over the right-center fence and into the Yankees' bullpen. Cleveland now averages 4.61 runs per game while giving up 4.36 per contest. "We know how it affects spin rate and we know how spin rate affects outcomes and pitches and movements that have a big difference in a game, a season and each individual player's career". He's gotten really comfortable with that cutter-slider-changeup combo, and he pitches with a lot of confidence that he's going to execute. We've won where we had to scratch against the other team's closer.

The ability to understand this about themselves could play an important role in the evolution of the Yankees.

The Yankees, though, wouldn't let up as they have all season long. "Days like today and really this whole weekend are signs of a really good team".

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