For a long while this season it was clear New York was home to the two best baseball teams in the majors. After last night, it is slowly becoming clear that the Yankees and Mets are still on two different stratospheres.
]The Yankees just keep on rolling, winning their third in a row in a 2-1 win over the Oakland A’s at the Stadium to improve to 55-20 on the year. The game was highlighted by an outstanding effort by JP Sears, who blanked the A’s on just three hits over 5.2 innings.
Sears, who pitched at Double-A Somerset last season, is 3-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA in 12.2 innings, which covers four appearances and two spot starts. Sears has really impressed the Yankees organization. He flew up the charts last year, making it all the way to Scranton Wilkes-Barre. This season he owns a 1.83 ERA in Triple-A. He was added to the expanded Major League roster this season.
“There’s kind of an expectation that they have within themselves that you can’t manufacture,” manager Aaron Boone said. “JP’s a really nice kid, an understated smart kid, but he’s tough. He’s got an edge to him and he expects to do that when he goes out there.”
Clay Holmes got the save, his 13th of the year. Jose Trevino and Marwin Gonzalez accounted for all the RBIs for New York.
Meanwhile, there were some fireworks, as manager Aaron Boone was ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes during an Aaron Judge at-bat in the eighth inning.
After multiple bad strike calls on Judge, Boone has had enough and has been ejected. pic.twitter.com/bA3QiApF61— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) June 29, 2022