The Yankees defeated the A’s last night in the AL Wild Card game 7-2. Luis Severino threw 4+ innings of shutout baseball. Dellin Betances was the Yankees bullpen hero as he asked Sevy’s fifth inning jam and pitched a scoreless 6th. The Yankees used Robertson-Britton-Chapman to finish the game.
Offensively Aaron Judge got things started with the two run homer in the first inning. The Yankees later scored again when Judge and Aaron Hicks doubled on back to back at bats. Later on Luke Voit hit a two run triple and Didi Gregorious added a sac fly. Giancarlo Stanton hit a monster home run later on in the game.
Aaron Boone had a great playoff debut as a manager. He went to Betances in the right spot, he replaced Miguel Andujar with Adeiny Hechaverria at the right time. His faith in Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez also payed off. The Yankees now will play the Boston Red Sox starting tomorrow.