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Yankees lose six players to the Rule-5 draft, acquire one

The Yankees’ minor league systems is deep even beyond the flashy prospects, and as a result, they had six players they chose not to protect on the 40-man roster selected by other clubs in the Rule-5 draft. Only one of the six Yankees, RHP Nick Green, was selected in the Major League phase, while five players were selected in the Triple-A phase. The Yankees chose one player of their own in the Triple-A phase in RHP Adonis De la Cruz. A friendly reminder for those who are not familiar with the Rule-5 draft, the teams who select these players must keep them on their active roster of either the Major League or Triple-A team, depending on the phase of selection, or be offered back to their former club. Here is a breakdown of Cruz and who the Yankees lost:

Trio of homers power Yankees over Mets, 4-3, and secure the series win

The Yankees were looking sluggish early in the second game of the Subway Series, but the Baby Bombers powered three home runs to lift the Yankees past the Mets and help German get past his poor first inning of work.

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German let the Mets get to him in the first as former-Yankee Todd Frazier crushed a solo-home run to open the scoring. A Brandon Nimmo triple was followed by an Asdrubal Cabrera two-run homer which gave the Mets a three-run lead. It did not appear German would last long, but he limited the damage to just three runs.

Matz looked solid early on, but Torres got to him in the third as he blasted a solo-shot to give the Yankees their first run. He continued to work in and out of some sticky situations, but was a victim of the long ball in the sixth as Miguel Andujar stayed hot and tied the game with a two-run home run.

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German was able to buckle down and throw a quality start, while striking out nine Mets. Robertson came on to pitch a scoreless seventh keeping the game tied.

However, it did not stay this way for long as Judge continued his streak of clutch homers and blasted his 18th of the year to break the 3-3 tie. Betances and Chapman pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings to secure the 4-2 victory and the Subway Series series victory.

Winning Pitcher: David Robertson (5-2, 3.94 ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Anthony Swarzak (0-1, 4.15 ERA)
Save: Aroldis Chapman (17)

Domingo German: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 9 K
Gleyber Torres: 1-3, 1 HR (11), 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 HR (8), 2 RBI, 1 R
Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 HR (18), 1 RBI, 1 R
Didi Gregorius: 3-4

What’s Next?

The Yankees will go for the sweep tomorrow night as Luis Severino takes on Seth Lugo on the national stage on Sunday Night Baseball.

Article by: Ryan Thoms