SEATTLE – Mike Ford has a training at Princeton University and a body that resembles a race-stopping nose device.
Combining these two attributes with a sweet left-handed momentum gives you the latest Yankees base player who contributes to a team battling for the title in the American League East.
Ford celebrated two homers on Monday night, leading the Yankees to 23,030 in T-Mobile Park for a 5: 4 victory over the Mariners. His homer in two races in the second and solo blast in the fourth race went to left Tommy Milone and increased his total this season to eight in 97 bats. His first multi-home run game in a short major league career followed a homer ahead of Clayton Kershaw, who was left over Milone on Sunday's win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
When the season started with Greg Bird and Luke Voit was first there. Then Bird was injured. DJ LeMahieu and Voit took care of it for a while. Kendrys Morales played several games there, was injured and disappeared. Voit suffered a sports hernia and Edwin Encarnacion landed on the IL with a broken right wrist.
This made it necessary for the Yankees to lift the left-handed, beating Ford for the third time this year from Triple-A in early August.
] With Voit possibly escaping from the IL on Friday, Ford's squad could be endangered, but after what he has done in the last two games, that would be a tough call.
An election under Rule 5 by the Mariners of the Yankees in 201
] "I try to keep this out of my head. There are no hard feelings, but it's definitely nice to stick to it, "Ford said of the Mariners, who are currently traveling the AL West, while the Yankees have been heading for their first division title since 2012.
JA Happ went five innings, gave up two runs, five hits, went three and got seven for the win, he is 11-8, the homer he relinquished, the 32th he allowed this season, was a treble Dylan Moore moved into the middle of the field, Happ's inflated Homerun overall win second to Justin Verlander's AL leader 33.
"I felt good, Fastball had a lot to offer. that I could have given more, "said Happ, who pitched 95 pitches.
The victory, which included the 33rd Homer of Gleyber Torres, increased the Yankees' AL East lead to 9 1/2 games over the idle runs .
What would a yankee game be without lately e an in-depth discussion with the referees?
On Monday night, panel referee Manny Gonzalez went up the hill and discussed with former Mariner Reliever Cory Gearrin about the toe strike he had used with his left foot. Eventually crew boss Sam Holbrook joined in the conversation, and as the crush, which included catchers Austin Romine and Aaron Boone, came to an end, Gearrin was judged by a ball and later an obstacle, because he was using his Surrender violated a rule that was legal according to MLB.
"We felt he was putting his foot back with his delivery to the plate, which was not allowed. Before we called anything [plate umpire]Manny [Gonzalez] did a good job and sent the catcher out to give him a head. So he wanted to call us out there, so we went there and talked to him, "Holbrook said." Boone came out and we told him he could not do what he did. Once the runner was on the first base, he did it again, and then Manny called the beam. He said that what he did was legal. We had the feeling that he would give up [the foot] a second time. "
Nestor Cortes Jr. relieved Gearrin and in the seventh gave up a homer to Mallex Smith. Tommy Kahnle finished in eighth place and Aroldis Chapman scored his 36th save with 41 chances.