02 July, 2017
Games like this will make it harder to send him back to the minors.
Rodon, on the disabled list since Opening Day after working through discomfort in his shoulder area (biceps bursitis), made his first start of the season in the Yankees' 12-3 win at Guaranteed Rate Field, and he looked anxious - or rusty - if where his pitches were going was any indication.
NOTES: Yankees 2B Starlin Castro went on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. He gave up two hits, both singles to Miguel Andujar in his major-league debut, and allowed three runs.
"What an fantastic day", said Miguel Andujar, the newbie who went 3-for-4 with a walk and four RBIs in his big-league debut. "I was ready to go". I'm happy with that when I keep doing the same.
Austin played in his third game this season since his recall from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. "He came up and did a really good job so we'll see". So Judge uncorked a line-drive rocket of a two-run home run into the leftfield seats in the sixth.
Chicago White Sox rally for walk-off win over New York Yankees
The rookie southpaw matched a career high with eight strikeouts, and the Yankees survived a turbulent ninth inning for a 6-5 win. The right-hander gave up two runs and six hits after going 0-6 in his previous eight starts. They did get left-hander Carlos Rodon back into the rotation, even though he issued six walks in five innings. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, walked three and struck out two.
"I've got to be able to rely on my fastball more, " Betances said. "A lot of times division winners are determined by who survives the injuries the best, because it is such a long season". The Yankees are throwing Jordan Montgomery against the Sox, as the young gun has gone 3-0 in all his June starts and has 71 k's on the year. "Joe told me to be smart running so you don't get hurt again". He had words with plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and quickly got thrown out for the fifth time this season.
NY third baseman Ronald Torreyes made it 2-2 in the fourth with a two-out single to left to score Jacoby Ellsbury from second.
In addition to Andujar's heroics at designated hitter, Tyler Wade chipped in with his first big-league hit, a sixth-inning double, while that Aaron Judge guy ripped his major-league-leading 27th homer and, on his home run trot, sneaked a peek at the White Sox fans in right field who had been razzing him. Tyler Austin belted a solo home run and notched two RBIs. Before the game, GM Rick Hahn announced RHP Zach Putnam had Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season.