Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia mashed homers to support Miguel Gonzalez’s masterful outing as the White Sox handed the Yankees their first loss in more than a week, posting a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees saw their eight-game winning streak—the longest in the Majors this season—snapped as they wasted Luis Severino’s 10-strikeout performance. The right-hander held the White Sox to a run through the first six innings before Pete Kozma’s error opened the door for Avisail Garcia’s three-run homer in the seventh.
“I was looking for something in the zone,” Garcia said. “He throws really, really, really hard. He throws everything for a strike, so you’ve got to be careful and don’t try and do too much with that guy. My second at-bat, he threw me a lot of sliders. My third at-bat, he threw a couple of fastballs, and I was looking for what he threw me a lot, the slider.”
Gonzalez was incredibly efficient, throwing 88 pitches in his 8 1/3 innings. He needed just 59 pitches to get through the first seven. The Yankees were held hitless by Gonzalez until Starlin Castro reached on an infield single in the fifth. The right-hander permitted four infield hits and one walk with four strikeouts, picking up his first victory in 19 road starts.
That was a tough loss. Luis Severino was excellent most of the night, but then Kozma booted that double-play grounder and Severino couldn’t respond.
Of course, the offense was also stymied by Miguel Gonzalez, who has had some great games against the Yankees in the past (he has also gotten his ass kicked by the Yankees, as well), so Severino’s performance did not matter that much.
Headley is back tomorrow, hopefully the good times are, as well!
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