Game 73: Heisey Goes Three Deep

Chris Heisey started the 2nd game of the doubleheader with a bang as he hit a leadoff home run for the Reds. The long ball became a common occurrence in tonight’s game.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, it occurred 2 more times for Heisey. The Reds outfielder became the first player to hit 3 home runs against the Yankees in interleague. (He is known for his SPEED not his bat)

The Yankees had opportunities to score but fell short against Johnny Cueto. They went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. So the Yankees split the doubleheader to close out the series with the Cincinnati Reds. The next part of interleague will be against the Colorado Rockies back in the Bronx.

Ryan Nakada

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Yankees fan for most of my life. Has always had a love for baseball, whether it be playing it, watching it, reading about it, or writing about it.

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  • ahrotondi

    Offensively, the Yankees' biggest issue is with runners in scoring position– they're batting .261 with RISP and .240 with RISP & 2 outs. (Not that a few more hits with RISP would have turned a 10-2 loss into a win.) The good news is that those numbers are improving of late. It is up to the offense to keep this improvement up and continue to score a lot of runs until the pitching staff can stabilize. Getting Colon and eventually Hughes back will be a huge boost.

    Andrew Rotondi Staff Writer
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