The Yankees lost to the Phillies 5-4 Thursday with plenty of noise during the game. You were able to hear a cowbell, as well as an air horn that blared as Yankee hitters were trying to hit. Aaron Boone came out of the dugout to talk to the umpires to see if there was anything they could do, but even he knew he nor the umpires had much of a shot at getting it resolved since the fans were on 10th Street and not inside the stadium. The so called culprits were a group of fans who gather behind the fence of Ashburn Alley at the center field concourse and known as the Phandemic Krew.
Realmuto drilled a 3-run Home Run in the first inning and the Phillies added 2 more runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to a 5-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park. The Yankees and Phillies split the four-game series as they try to gather their thoughts from the cowbell, air horns and drum lines. Jordan Montgomery did not fare so well as he went 4 innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits with 1 walk and 2 K’s. The only positive in the game was Gary Sanchez hitting his first Home Run of the season and finished the night with 2 RBI’s while Tauchman and Gardner continue to swing a hot bat.
The only weakness that could affect New York down the road will be their starting rotation which is the Yankees’ Achilles’ heel. Also, why did Aaron Boone rest his two hottest batters in a 60-game season? Didn’t they rest March-July? The only player that needed a day off was Gleyber Torres who has not been the same since getting drilled in the back elbow in Baltimore. Instead, Boone’s said the LeMahieu/Aaron Judge combo benching on Thursday was a strategic day of rest. Well, he might have to do something soon in this short season because Torres looks stiff, lost, and probably injured.