Game 103 / 58-45 / 1st / +5G : Didi Gregorius was robbed of a potential 3-run homer and old friend Melky Cabrera wasn’t, as the Yankees dropped the middle contest of a three game set 8-2, in lifeless effort against the Chicago White Sox. New York starter Bryan Mitchell failed to give the team much length, getting lifted after 4+ innings.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
White Sox 8, Yankees 2
“If Didi’s ball goes, it’s a totally different game at that point” ‐ Jacoby Ellsbury (h/t: ‘Didi laments would-be homer’ by Bryan Hoch / MLB.com)
MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1941, Lefty Gomez of the Yankees pitches a 9-0 shutout over the St. Louis Browns despite walking 11 batters, the most ever issued in a shutout. Fifteen base runners are left stranded by the Browns … (h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)