Matt Davidson had 11 hits, six runs and 10 RBI in that same span. Garcia slapped a three-run homer on Tuesday, while Davidson came up empty. How hot is Headley right now?
"I was getting a little exhausted towards the end, leaving the ball up", Gonzalez said.
While that was all for the first inning, the beat went on in the second.
Abreu probably needs to adust after going 0-for-4, leaving Tyler Saladino at third when he grounded out to third baseman Chase Headley with one out in the first. A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago, the Yankees got five hits the first time through the order, all on line drives to the outfield.
The 28-year-old lefty started his career in NY with the Mets in 2006, but he was released in just two years.
Behind blasts from Ryan Braun (who went 3-for-4), Jett Bandy and Eric Thames, the Brewers increased their total to 25 home runs in 14 games and pulled ahead of the New York Mets into the National League lead in the category. And boy, Castro worked it alright.
In the third inning, the right-hander tried to get a 1-0 fastball by the 5-foot-8 Leury Garcia, but Garcia punished the pitch, driving it into the Yankees' bullpen for a 1-0 White Sox lead.
The Yankees, meanwhile, could not do anything against old friend Miguel Gonzalez, who went 8 ¹/₃ innings before giving way to David Robertson, who made it interesting by walking in a run before getting the final out on an Aaron Judge bases-loaded grounder to short for the force at second.
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Leury Garcia reached down to drive a 96 miles per hour pitch into the Yankees bullpen in the third for his first home run this season. I wouldn't be surprised if that actually traveled further. At some point in his career, Judge will probably outdo that home run, which is exciting to think about.
The Yankees depart for a weekend series at Pittsburgh after going 8-1 on their home stand.
NOTES: Yankees SS Didi Gregorius (strained right shoulder) will start a rehab assignment Friday with Class A Tampa, while C Gary Sanchez (strained right biceps) is expected to start throwing Wednesday. With one out, Pete Kozma hit a comebacker that nailed Derek Holland on the right foot before ricocheting into foul territory for a hit. The man is hitting.296/.444/.778 after tonight, which is quite Giambi-in-prime-esque. In his last 15 starts, Gonzalez is 5-5 with a 2.90 ERA. It was not as easy as the numbers suggested.
Brewers slugger Eric Thames had two doubles and three hits but ended his franchise record-tying homer streak at five games. "So we got as many righties as we could today". "But the starters got deeper and pitched really well". I mean look, how can you throw it any better than he did it right here? Regression to normalcy! The first few starts were not ideal but he will be just fine.
J.J. Hoover (1-0) threw two scoreless innings in relief of Robbie Ray to earn the victory and Fernando Rodney blanked the Dodgers in the ninth to earn his fifth save. It is also his 26th birthday so, happy birthday to this guy. Maybe two. Maybe one. In eight games, he's hitting.111 (3 for 27) with one double, one home run, and five strikeouts. I'll take games like this any day.
Luis Severino - Severino pitched better than the box score may read.
Holland was tagged for 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings and fell to 1-7 with a 6.97 ERA against the Yankees.