Yankees drop series finale against Red Sox – The Mercury News

Well, the Yankees are not going to go undefeated this season. The Red Sox eventually took the lead and the Yankees couldn’t make another comeback. Bobby Dalbeck’s sixth inning home run gave the Red Sox a 4–3 lead at Yankee Stadium that grabbed and broke the Bombers’ two-game winning streak to start the season.

Still, taking their first two games and winning their first series of the season, especially against an American League East Division rival, is certainly starting 2022 off on the right foot.

“If you’re going to win the East and be a playoff team, there’s got to be some consistency in what you’re doing. Whether it’s a 100-win season or a playoff type season, whether you’re going to get your lumps along the way and your There are going to be bumps. So every win is precious. Of course you want you to have a great start because I think there is something about it, that can be decided as a team and for individuals, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “When the guys get off to a good start, you ease into the flow of the season a little bit, without the guys being pressured to do too much.”

“We have been in every position, we have started slow and still won 100 games. Last year, of course, we’ve been up against it for the last two and a half months and there’s really been a fire,” Boone said. “So we want to be as consistent as we can. Of course, hopefully that means a good start, but you know, we’re not going to be affected in any way. We want to do special things and do great things.” There are going to be hopes, but we’re not going to be hit by a big win or a tough loss.”

Anthony Rizzo certainly wouldn’t pressurize. He is 3-for-10 in three games with two homers and six RBIs. The Yankees, who hit hard but had little to show, could find comfort in that and the fact that they started the season with a series win against a division rival.

Rizzo, who had one RBI in each of his first six games after being acquired by the Yankees in a trade last July, has started this season with two RBIs in his first three games.

On Friday and Saturday, he did it with vigor while at home in the first two games of the season. It was a two-run single in the fourth innings on Sunday night that tied the game.

They haven’t been his only significant contribution this year.

Rizzo admitted that rookie right-hander Ron Marinaccio was a bit overwhelmed on Saturday making his major league debut with the team he grew up for. After the Toms River, NJ native bowled five straight balls, the veteran first baseman was the first to tell Marinacio to go to the mound to breathe.

“All clichés,” Rizzo said with a laugh when asked what he said to the 26-year-old.

Whatever he said, it worked. Marinacio knocked the Yankees out of the innings and they stayed on for the win.

Jordan Montgomery is the first Yankee starter not to miss a home run so far this season. He still allowed three earned runs off four hits. He walked one and hit four. The lefty threw 58 pitches in 3.1 innings, for 38 strikes. He got through 3.1 innings after going down dramatically in the first innings, hitting 103 mph with the bat, hitting the back of his left, lower leg. hit. Montgomery was on the ground for several minutes before getting back up and able to continue pitching.

This spared a bullpen that was already stretched this season. In the first two matches, the bullpen bowled 13 innings leading to one run.

Clarke Schmidt delivered a solid 2.2 to the Yankees, despite refusing to give home runs to sixth-placed Dalbeck.

Josh Donaldson got out three times for the first time in his career and then got one in the sixth innings. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who started her Yankee career 0-for-8, got her first hit at the pinstripe with a leadoff double in the fourth. He and Jose Trevino, making their first start behind the plate for the Yankees, scored on Rizzo’s single.


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