Sunday, May 15, 2022

Yankees 1998 Tracker: Game 34


From now until the end of the season, we will be comparing how the current 2022 Yankees team stacks up with their 1998 World Championship team that won 114 games in the regular season.

Through 34 games: 

2022: 25-9

On Sunday afternoon, the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-1, to take three out of four in their series in the Windy City. The Yankees are now 25-9, winners of 18 of their last 21 games. 
Nestor Cortes was superb again for the Yankees, as he threw eight innings, and allowed just one run on three hits and no walks, while striking out seven. He is now 2-1 on the season, with a superb 1.35 ERA.
The Yankees gave him an earlylead when they manufactured three runs in the second inning against White Sox starter Michael Kopech, as Aaron Hicks and DJ LeMahieu drew bases-loaded walks to bring in a pait of runs, and Jose Trevino came in on a wild pitch.
Joey Gallo got a two-run home run to give them some insurance and mae it 5-1 in the ninth inning.

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 2022 Yankees Stand: 1 game off 1998 pace

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