Thursday, August 3, 2017
A Tigers starter kept the Yankees’ lineup quiet for the second game in a row as Jordan Zimmermann tossed seven shutdown innings in Detroit’s 2-0 win on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Zimmermann was hitting his spots for much of the afternoon, and the Yankees’ only real scoring chances came in the third and in the sixth innings. He was removed after the seventh inning due to the second rain delay of the day. Play resumed at 8:01 p.m. ET after a three-hour and 11-minute delay, which Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances followed with the sixth immaculate inning in franchise history.
You know things are bad when even the yankees.com headlines can’t find a way to spin it into a good result. Like, no “Valiant Yankees come up just a little bit short” or anything like that.
By the way, it was good to see Betances pitch very well last night, but the idea of an Immaculate inning is way overblown when Ivan Nova and Brendan McCarthy both have one, as well.
Sonny Gray is going to be shocked tonight when he sees how little run support he will have against Corey Kluber.
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