Sunday, May 6, 2018

Yankees 1998 Tracker

The 1998 Yankees celebrating their championship.

From now until the end of the season, we will be comparing the current Yankees team with their 1998 World Championship team that won 114 games in the regular season.

Through 34 games: 

2018: 24-10

On Sunday afternoon, the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, on a three-run walk off home run from Gleyber Torres.

Each team carried no-hitters into the seventh inning, with the Yankees' Domingo German and 
Cleveland's Mike Clevinger in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel.

Cleveland broke through for four runs in the top of the eighth inning, but the Yankees struck struck right back with three in the bottom half of the frame against Clevinger and reliever Cody Allen.

The Yankees tied it at 4 in the bottom of the ninth againt Allen, before Torres hit the three-run bomb off Dan Otero to win it.

1998: 26-8

The Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers at The Stadium, 7-5, in 13 innings.

Paul O'Neill got the Yankees on the board with a two-run single in the third inning, Chad Curtis hit a solo home run in the fourth, and Scott Brosius got a two-run single to make it 5-0 in the sixth.

Texas rallied for four in the eighth, as Rusty Greer hit a three-run homer off Mike Stanton, and Ivan Rodriguez got an RBI single off Jeff Nelson to make it 5-4 Yankees.

With Mariano Rivera on in the ninth to close it out for the Yankees, Greer got an RBI to single to tie the game at 5.

In the 13th, it was Greer yet again, as he hit a two-run blast off Willie Banks to give Texas a 7-5 lead.
Greer finished the night 3-for-7 with two home runs and six RBI.

John Wetteland got the save for Texas, his 11th of the season to that point.

Where The 2018 Yankees Stand: 2 games off 1998 pace

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