If you were to score square points for this game with everything visible except for runs, you would probably think Yankees He won this game fairly easily. They took out the 10-5 Cardinals and drew five walks. Several Heart of the Order members had multiplayer games, including Aaron Judge, Matt Carpenter, and Josh Donaldson. Although there are no home runs, this still seems like a good recipe for an above average offensive game.
This is not what happened. While the Yankees put in all of those hits, they went 3 for 11 with the runners in the scoring center and ended up chipping away at nine runners at the base. It ended up with the Yankees putting only three runs and leaving them vulnerable if a loyalist or two happened to be out of the game.
This will be exactly what happened. While Nestor Curtis was doing well, the Bulls couldn’t hold onto the lead for him, with Clay Holmes’ relentless stretching continuing and culminating in the eighth lead. While the Yankees went 3 for 11 with RISP, St. Louis went 4 for 8, allowing them to beat the Yankees with a 4-3 win.
The Yankees got off to a strong start when they started running in the first half. After DJ LeMahieu led the game with one song, Judge hit 117 mph but just so happened to go to Tyler O’Neill in left field. But after him was Carpenter, Which was very well received by the Cardinals fans For his good career in St. Louis. When the ovation waned and he stepped in, Carpenter chose to put the runners into the corners. Donaldson then had one fall into a deep center, putting the Yankees on the board with a double.
The Yankees missed an opportunity to increase their lead in the second half, and the Cardinals took the opportunity and hit the bottom of the game. As Curtis walked on Nolan Arenado to start the frame, he then got two holdouts to come close to finishing the run. He couldn’t finish the deal, though, so he was walking with Paul DeJong before Yadier Molina fled home.
In the third, the Yankees answered again, courtesy of two of the names who helped get the board off at the start. With Judge and Carpenter in first and third after both singles, Donaldson added another song and Another RBI to his credit.
Judge then scored again to start fourth with a single that knocked Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson out of the bout. In the attack that followed, Judge would steal second place and advance to third on Najjar grounds. This put him in the perfect position to score in the Gleyber Torres song.
Other than the hiccups in the second half, Curtis mostly moved quickly afterwards. Including the last of the second, 12 of the last 14 hitters he faced have retired. The final mixture in this sequence will be Paul Goldschmidt’s career which will be the end of Curtis’ day. He’s been kind of a quick hook, but given that he’s approaching high career roles at any level, it’s possible that the Yankees had an eye on that. His final streak will be two runs allowed on one hits and four runs in 5.1 innings.
You may notice that it has completed two permitted runs, only one of which is described. This is because the Yankees were unable to lock up the feud he had left. Albert Abreu was the best option to rest Cortes, and he quickly threw a wild pitch and let Arenado on his own. Although he went out after that, he couldn’t finish the deal in the first round, and ditched the RBI song for O’Neal. Then, Scott Evros redeemed his last commercial acquisition and finally managed to get out of the first round. Evros went on to throw a seventh without goals as well, and worked around Molina’s gait.
With the merits of overturning the Cardinals’ order, Clay Holmes was dispatched eighth. He didn’t perform too badly against the toughest hitters in the rankings, but the funk will continue. After Goldschmidt was sent off, Arenado got one player to the third who died before a play could be made on him. After getting a strike, Holmes was then unable to put O’Neill off despite going up 1-2 in the count, issuing a round. DeJong would take advantage of the Cardinals’ lives in the inning, doubling to score both runners and give the Cardinals the lead.
At nine, the Yankees had one last chance when LeMahieu’s one-time tie against Cardinals All-Star Ryan Helsley. However, Judge and Carpenter were unable to bring him home, thus determining the fate of the Yankees. They are now 14-16 since the start of July, and despite the Blue Jays losing to the Twins tonight, their lead in the Middle East is still 10.5 games.
A lot of the Yankees’ success came in the first half because they didn’t have a lot of games like this. They were usually good at driving runners home, and when they got potential clients, they didn’t usually lose them. This was not the case in this. They will have to redeem it again tomorrow night against old friend Jordan Montgomery, who will come out to strike back after his trade on Deadline Day. He will face the man the Yankees seem to trust for the long haul, Domingo German, with his first show at 7:15 p.m. ET.