McCarthy dominates in 4-2 win over Rangers for series win

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Brandon McCarthy was coming off a win in his last start and this time he had to face the Texas Rangers. Despite pitch count issues, McCarthy was able to get through six innings and helped the Yankees achieve a 4-2 victory against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

After trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, Chase Headley hit an RBI single, plating Brett Gardner to tie the game. In the bottom of the fifth, Francisco Cervelli hit an RBI double and Brett Gardner hit a SAC Fly. The Yankees added an insurance run in the eighth on a Brian McCann double, scoring Carlos Beltran.

McCarthy has made three starts for the Yankees and now has a 1.45 ERA in those three starts. His third start ended with him going six innings, giving up one run on four hits and five strikeouts. In the seventh, Adam Warren gave up a home run before retiring his two hitters and Matt Thornton recorded the final out of the inning. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth and David Robertson notched his 25th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will face the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game set and they’ll send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound with hopes of taking the first game of the series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on My9.

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4 Responses to McCarthy dominates in 4-2 win over Rangers for series win

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    McCarthy did look good, but his true test will come against a better team.

  2. McCarthy now has a 1.72 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 5 walks in his last 31.1 innings including his last 2 starts with the D-Backs. As Robert Rufa points out, all of these starts are against less than stellar offenses, but it is good to see him having success even if it is against weaker teams. You gotta take care of business against bad teams and he is.

  3. In his entire career McCarthy faced the Yankees for 22.2 innings. In six games, he had a 5.96 ERA with 20 strike outs and 10 walks. The Yankees beat him with patience and they also pounded the heck out of the ball.

    Out of all of those stats, the one that should stand out the most is the innings. 22.2 innings is not enough to evaluate any pitcher.