Pivetta Left in Too Long, Offense Fails to Help Itself Out in Loss

April 9

Severino pitches for the Yanks against Pivetta, who gets run support very quickly: with a runner at first and nobody out in the top of the second, Verdugo takes Severino deep to right and makes it 2-0 Sox. This is his first of the year. Story follows that up with a double to left that lands just in front of the glove of the diving fielder. It’s Story’s first hit here. He moves to third on a groundout but is stranded. Gallo gets cocky and tries to stretch a single into a double, only to be gunned down by Jackie Bradley Junior (remember him?) to end the inning. With one out in the top of the third, Devers doubles to left but is stranded. I hope that doesn't come back to bite us like yesterday’s did.

The first two batters reach in the top of the fourth, and runners are at the corners with two out after a double play is not converted, but a strikeout ends the inning. A runner is at second with one out in the bottom of the inning after Hernández pulls back a Judge home run in center, but no one can pull back the Rizzo homer to right that ties it at 2-2. It’s his second in two days. Back-to-back walks put two on with two out later in the inning, but a pop out in foul ground ends the inning on the next pitch. A runner is at first with one out for Stanton in the bottom of the sixth, who hits a homer to left to make it 4-2 New York. It’s his second this year. Cora pulls Pivetta soon after, but it’s two batters too late. Verdugo makes a Spider-man catch in left for the second out of the seventh. The Sox have a runner at second with one out after a throwing error in the top of the ninth but come up empty as the Yankees record another comeback victory, this one by the final of 4-2.