New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 14: Jose Trevino #39 of the New York Yankees reacts in the 10th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Yankees are definitely happy to see the Cincinnati Reds leave town.  The Reds held off a late Yankees surge to win 7-6 in ten innings, taking two of three from Yankee Stadium in the process leaving the Bronx Bombers bewildered as the Red Sox come to town tonight.

For five innings the Yankees were no-hit by Reds ace Luis Castillo — a pitcher who many believe could be a Yankee in a couple weeks as the trade deadline nears.  Castillo would leave after seven innings, allowing just a run on two hits.

The Yankees tied the game at one on a Giancarlo Stanton ground out that scored Aaron Judge in the sixth inning. But the Reds would not be deterred.

In the eighth, singles by Jonathan India, Tommy Pham and Joey Votto led to a run, giving Cincinnati a 2-1 lead.

Two batters later Kyle Farmer’s two-run single pushed the Reds in front 4-1.

The Yankees would find a way to comeback via the long ball. Judge’s solo homer and Gleyber Torres’ two-run blast knotted the game up again at four in the bottom of the eighth. The Reds, however, just would not give up.

Cincinnati cashed in big time in the tenth inning with RBI doubles by Votto and Tyler Stephenson. Even Donovan Solano got into the action with a RBI single that thrust the Reds back in front 7-4.

A two-run bomb by Matt Carpenter in the bottom half of the tenth proved to be too little too late for the Yankees, who dropped a series at home for the first time since May 22 against the Chicago White Sox.

On top of that the Yankees received sobering news regarding Luis Severino who left Wednesday’s game with right shoulder tightness. Turns out Severino has a low-grade strain to his right lat muscle. There is no timetable for his return. This is the same injury that Severino suffered in 2019.

It’s a blow for Yankee team that has been fairly healthy all season. Severino had been pitching well this season, his first back after missing the past couple of years due to injuries. As a result the Yankees called up Ryan Weber from Triple-A, and reinstated reliever Jonathan Loaisiga from the IL.

If Severino shoud miss an extended period of time, it could push the Yankees to pursue another starter in short order before the August 2 Trade Deadline.