Aroldis Chapman made it interesting, but he saved Wednesday’s 5-3 win over the Blue Jays for his 152nd save with the Yankees, surpassing Goose Gossage for sole possession of third place on the Bombers’ all-time list.
Chapman gave up a leadoff double to Santiago Espinal, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. He walked pinch hitter Vinny Capra. Espinal scored on George Springer’s sacrifice fly to right field, snapping a 13.1-inning scoreless streak and the first run that Chapman has allowed this season.
After Bo Bichette hit a long drive just foul into the seats, Chapman struck him out and then coaxed a harmless pop out from Vladimir Guerrero Jr., to end the game.
“I was encouraged actually, today,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He falls behind and Espinal got a hit on the slider there 2-1 and then he walked the pinch hitter there. But I liked that he went in and really got after it with his fastball again, and when he did his fastball got better.”
Chapman has converted 22 straight saves dating back to July 20, 2021.
ON THE MOVE
As expected, the Yankees sent right-handed reliever Ron Marinaccio back to Triple-A Scranton after Wednesday’s game. They need the spot on the 26-man roster to activate Luis Gil, who will start Thursday’s game.
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports