Monday, April 17, 2017
Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge homered to support Jordan Montgomery’s first Major League win and run the Yankees’ winning streak to eight games in a 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Holliday hit a three-run shot as part of a five-run third inning and Judge added a two-run drive in the fifth to support the rookie left-hander, who carried a shutout into the seventh inning.
Yolmer Sanchez’s three-run homer chased Montgomery, who scattered seven hits while walking two and striking out four in his second turn as a member of the rotation. White Sox starter Derek Holland was hammered for seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.
They 8 it up? For serious?
Anyhow, another great win by the Yankees. Doesn’t Matt Holliday just look like a guy who should have become a DH years ago? I looks like it has done wonders for him so far.
Jordan Montgomery wasn’t great, but nor was he awful. I think he would have probably gotten his ass kicked by a better offensive team if he pitched just like how he pitched tonight, but I also think that this could easily have been an off night for him and that he will come back stronger next time. Again, it wasn’t like he pitched terribly, but he also seemed like he was getting away with a lot. You could argue that he was A. pitching to the team that he was playing against (in that he knew that they weren’t a big offensive threat) and B. pitching to the score. In addition, there’s no way he starts the 7th if the Yankees weren’t up 7-0, so his day would have looked a lot better otherwise. But still, there was a lot to like about how much he battled tonight. He did Andy Pettitte’s BattleCat legacy proud.
Let’s hope that Severino keeps the good times going!
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