Aaron Judge’s deep fly ball landed shy of putting two runs on Fenway Park’s ancient hand-operated scoreboard, making the Yankees the last team in the Majors to be shut out this season, but they were still able to appreciate a pair of strong pitching performances from CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka.
With Jackie Bradley Jr. bringing Judge’s deep eighth-inning drive back, New York took a 3-0 loss and settled for a split of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader and the four-game set with the Red Sox. They posted a 3-0 victory behind Sabathia’s six sharp innings in the afternoon contest before falling in the nightcap, with David Price outdueling Tanaka.
There’s no room for moral victories with this team, but at the same time, I don’t think splitting with the Red Sox really IS a moral victory. I think it’s a decent result to open the second half of the season with. Now they just have to start winning series again after this, starting with this three-game set in Minnesota.