Game 40 : Nathan Eovaldi put the team in 2-run hole before fans were settled in their seats, but the Yanks battled back to knock Washington starter Gio Gonzalez out of the box en route to a 6-2 lead by the 5th inning. That was the good times.
From there, Nationals’ pitching kept the Yanks in check, and their offense delivered when needed to tie the score at 6 in the bottom of the 6th. It would stay there until the bottom of the 10th when Ryan Zimmerman skied a 96mph two-seam fastball from Andrew Miller for 2-run walk off homer that clanked off the foul pole in right. It was the first run(s) allowed by Miller this season. The Yankees once 3-game lead in the AL East has evaporated, as the team finds itself in a flat-footer tie for first with the Tampa Rays.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Nationals 8, Yankees 6
FOOTNOTES : Chase Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery this morning, and all reports indicate everything went well …