Yankees 1-2 Dodgers: New York loses in 11th

New York Yankees’ Cody Poteet pitches to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 7, 2024, in New York.
John Allen
Friday June 7, 2024

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New York Yankees 1-2 Los Angeles Dodgers

NEW YORK — Teoscar Hernández delivered a crucial double in extra innings, breaking a scoreless tie and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 triumph over the Yankees on Friday night. This victory ended New York’s remarkable eight-game winning streak, which was their longest of the season.

Making his debut on the Yankee Stadium mound, Yoshinobu Yamamoto showcased an outstanding performance. Across seven innings, he kept New York’s offense quiet, surrendering only three hits and no runs. This impressive outing from Yamamoto occurred in a game filled with World Series excitement, as both teams are considered strong championship contenders. To maintain the shutout, a series of Dodgers relievers – Anthony Banda, Blake Treinen, Daniel Hudson, Michael Grove (securing his 4th win of the season), and Yohan Ramírez – combined efforts to retire all but five batters.

Frustrating Night at Yankee Stadium as Dodgers Spoil Streak in Extras

Despite Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s impressive seven scoreless innings, the Yankees couldn’t secure a win tonight, as the Dodgers clinched a 2-1 victory in the 11th inning.

Both teams were stifled by a tight strike zone enforced by umpire Todd Tichenor, keeping the game scoreless until extra innings.

In the 11th, with Shohei Ohtani starting on second as the automatic runner, Ian Hamilton walked Freddie Freeman before getting Will Smith to fly out. Teoscar Hernández then delivered a pivotal two-run double to left-center, breaking the tie and putting the Dodgers in the lead.

Earlier in the game, Hernández also made a remarkable defensive play, leaping to catch a potential leadoff hit from Oswald Peraza against the left-field wall.

The Yankees’ loss ended their eight-game winning streak and dropped their extra-inning record to 1-4 this season. Juan Soto missed his first game due to a sore forearm, though he seemed ready to pinch-hit late in the game. Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani’s struggles continued as he went 0 for 5, facing boos from the home crowd.

This defeat concludes a memorable night, marking the Dodgers’ return to Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2016.

Bronx Buzzes Despite Loss: Pitching Duel Goes Down to the Wire

Yankee Stadium buzzed with excitement tonight, hosting a season-high crowd of 48,048 for the team’s fourth sellout of the year. However, this lively atmosphere wasn’t enough to prevent a Dodgers’ victory in a closely fought extra-inning clash.

A major storyline centered on the mound, with both teams featuring dominant starting pitchers making their Yankee Stadium debuts. New York’s Cody Poteet delivered 4 2/3 scoreless innings, navigating through several baserunners.

The true spotlight belonged to the Dodgers’ young ace, Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The 25-year-old right-hander, who famously chose a lucrative contract with LA over the Yankees in the offseason, put on a masterclass. He quieted the Bronx crowd for seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. Despite his brilliance, Yamamoto didn’t factor into the decision as the game went into extra innings.

The Yankees had a chance in the eighth with the bases loaded but couldn’t convert. The game remained scoreless until the 11th inning when the Dodgers finally broke through, handing New York a heartbreaking loss. Although the scoreboard didn’t reflect their efforts, the Yankees showed great resolve against a strong opponent.

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Tomorrow night, the Yankees will send left-hander Nestor Cortes to the mound. Cortes has been outstanding at home, holding a 3-1 record with an impressive 1.12 ERA. However, he aims to improve his road performance, where he has struggled with a 0-3 record and a 6.17 ERA. Facing him will be Dodgers’ right-hander Gavin Stone, who has had a strong season with a 6-2 record and a solid 2.90 ERA.

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One thought on “Yankees 1-2 Dodgers: New York loses in 11th

  1. Boone lost this game when he let Grisham bat in the 10th. He had Soto and Cabrera available to pinch hit but instead let’s no bat Grisham bat. Boone can so dumb.

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