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Judge hits a bomb, Sevy dominates in 2018 All-Star Game

With the 2018 season now officially half way over, the 2018 All-Star Game was upon us. Although four Yankees were selected, only Aaron Judge and Luis Severino made appearances; Gleyber Torres is still on the DL and Aroldis Chapman chose to refrain from pitching in order to rest his ailing knee. However, both Judge and Sevy made major contributions to this game, so let's get into it.


Yankees defeat Blue Jays in thrilling 7-6 comeback

The Blue Jays got on the board quickly in the first inning when Edwin Encarnacion deposited a Luis Cessa pitch into the left field seats for a solo home run to put the Jays up 1-0. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Brian McCann launched a solo shot of his own into the right field stands, his first since August 19th, to tie the game up at one a piece. The tie didn’t last long as Kevin Pillar scored on a broken bat single by Jose Bautista in the top of the fifth to retake the lead, 2-1. Things were looking bleak for Yankees fans before Tyler Austin hit a two-run moonshot into the right field bleachers, making it 3-2, Bombers. The lead didn’t last long, however as the Yankees bullpen did what they did best and gave the lead back on a two run double by Kevin Pillar in the top of the eighth to give the Jays the lead once again at 4-3. But again, the lead changed in the bottom of the eighth when Didi Gregorius laced a RBI triple just out of the reach of Pillar and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Starlin Castro. Chase Headley added some insurance runs with a two run home run.

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Luis Cessa did his part in keeping the Toronto bats at bay by only allowing two runs in five and a third innings pitched while striking out three. James Pazos relieved Cessa to make his season debut, but allowed a hit to his only batter. Adam Warren came on in relief as he allowed only a hit, walk and run in two and a third innings pitched. The ninth inning got quite ugly as Dellin Betances was un-Dellin like and allowed two runs and left the bases loaded with one out for Blake Parker who miraculously got out of trouble with a game saving catch by Brett Gardner to end the game. Overall Joe Girardi used eight total pitchers in the game, utilizing the September call-ups.
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The Yankees return to Yankee Stadium to face the Blue Jays in the final game of a three game set. Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 0.00) makes his anticipated return as he will face up against Marcus Stroman (9-6, 4.58).

Win: Chasen Shreve (0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K)
Loss: Jason Grilli (0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)
Save: Blake Parker (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K)

Notables:
Tyler Austin: 1-2, HR (2), 2 RBI, BB
Brian McCann: 1-3, HR (17), BB
Didi Gregorius: 1-4, 3B, RBI, R
Chase Headley: 1-4, HR (13), 2 RBI
Edwin Encarnacion: 2-5, HR (37), 2 RBI
Kevin Pillar: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB

Article by: Julian Bussells
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