July 25, 2021

Yankees sweep Phillies after extra-innings win on Ryan LaMarre’s walk-off (Pinstripe Alley)

At times, this game felt like one that neither team wanted to win. The Yankees made some questionable pitching decisions, the Phillies played bad defense, but in the end, the Yankees won 6-5 in extras, thanks to Clutch Hitter Ryan LaMarre’s walk-off single.

Gleyber Torres got the Yankees on the board in the fourth inning with a solo shot to right center, a barrel that came off the bat at 101 mph. It’s worth remarking on that every time it happens, since so much of Gleyber’s trouble this season has been making terrible contact. Whenever you’re in the bottom ten percent of Statcast’s metrics, you need to shape up quickly, and Torres has done that over the past few weeks.

A batter later, Brett Gardner singled, giving Greg Allen another opportunity to grow this burgeoning legend of his. An RBI double brought in Gardy to tie the game, and while Allen would go on to steal third, that was really about it for the Yankees offense’ for a few innings. They did build themselves a bit of a lead in the seventh, after Estevan Florial singled and stole second. Giancarlo Stanton poked an RBI single through the right side of the infield, giving the Yankees the lead and passing the…

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