Yankees dominate road-weary Mariners 7-2

NEW YORK – The road trip was always tough long before the 2022 season began and the Astros and the Yankees showed they were the two best teams in the American League. Seven games at two venues where the Mariners have struggled to secure victories to close out the 13-day stretch coming off the All-Star break doesn’t point to success.

And apart from a game with a great comeback, the Mariners haven’t had much success yet.

But the less-than-competitive he lost in his first four games at Minute Maid Park and his first three games at Yankee Stadium, 7-2, is that his execution must have been better because of his margin of error for experience and overall talent. And the difference in experience reduces the success of failure.

If the Mariners were to make a place later in the season – something that should not usually be considered based on a previous season of failure, but given their place in the standings – and then advance to the Divisional Round, a wild-card series win. Face either the Astros and the Yankees, how do they beat these teams that look so much better at times?

To be fair, the Mariners haven’t had their best available lineup on the field for these two road series, something that is said to have happened because Mitch Hanniger nearly broke an ankle on a swing in early May. And they have played their last two games without Julio Rodriguez and Ty France – their two best hitters – to make the lineup more Cactus League than big league.

Seattle got another moderate start from Marco Gonzales, who, like most pitchers this season, struggles to keep the top of the Yankees order at base and in the ballpark.

Knowing that the bullpen was taxed and he needed to go deeper into the game, Gonzales conceded five runs in the first two innings. Their outing began with a single from DJ LeMahieu, a double that Aaron Judge missed with a homer, and a three-run bomb from Anthony Rizzo that landed somewhere near New Jersey.

In the second, the judge missed Homer in the first innings itself. After LeMahieu’s two-out run, the league-leader in homers made it 43 in the season with a deep blast in the visitors’ bullpen.

Gonzales allowed just one more run in his outing, worked the sixth inning, but only recorded one. His last line: 5 1/3 innings, three runs off nine hits and six runs with five strikes.

Trying to get as many outs to the Mariners as possible before being forced to turn to the bullpen, Gonzales threw a season-high 110 pitches.

Matt Festa gave Seattle 1 2/3 of the job without a score, but Jose Trevino made his second homer of the game – a blast to the dead center from Ryan Borucci – to make the score more appropriate for the one-sided nature of the game. clubbed for.

Seattle scored a pair of runs off starter Domingo German, who was making his third start of the season after missing the first 98 games due to shoulder-impingement syndrome.

With his team down 3–0, Kyle Lewis hit his first home run since returning from an injury list. Lewis hit a line drive over the wall in left-center and cut the lead to two runs.

With the Mariners down 5-1 in the fourth inning, Abraham Toro doubled in the right-centre gap with two outs and scored Adam Frazier’s single to right field.

But Lewis was off the field with two outs and a base loaded in the third and hit in the fifth inning with two outs on the first and second and a fielder’s pick with runners.

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