While tonight’s contest wasn’t quite as emotional as last night — and considerably damper — the end result was the same, with the Yankees taking another game against the Houston Astros, 6-3. Jordan Montgomery pitched fairly if not great, and Giancarlo Stanton dominated the batter’s box. The Yankee DH reached based four times, and drove in four, leading his club and continuing to carry them on his very, very broad back.
While the fans have certainly made their feelings known, there’s been little animosity between players in the first two games. With two outs in the third, DJ LeMahieu was hit with a first pitch fastball, a PA that might have raised some eyebrows. Instead of worrying about beanballs and retribution, though, Stanton made Luis Garcia pay right away:
Montgomery shined in the second, striking out the side in order. In particular, he tormented Yordan Alvarez, showing him three curveballs in four pitches, two of which Alvarez swung over en route to the K. He was able to engineer a couple double plays to work out of trouble in the first and third innings as well. The big problems came in the fourth.