Yankees fall to White Sox 8-2

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With the Yankees taking the first game of the series, they seemed poised to take the second game. However, the Yankees were only able to scratch two runs across the board, causing them to lose to the Chicago White Sox 8-2 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.

The Yankees scored their two runs in the third and ninth inning; one from a SAC fly by Didi Gregorius and a solo-shot by Brian McCann who was pinch-hitting for starting catcher John Ryan Murphy.

Bryan Mitchell gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out five in four innings of work. Diego Moreno gave up four runs in three innings and Nick Rumbelow pitched a scoreless eighth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will play an afternoon matinee against the White Sox, with hopes of taking the series and capping off a successful road trip. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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6 Responses to Yankees fall to White Sox 8-2

  1. Terry says:

    I thought the youngster did okay in his first start of the year.We just couldn't get any thing going against Danks.Danks!!!You can see Mitchell's got the stuff.He,just like a lot of big leaguers,has to work on his command.Throughing strikes where you want them and staying off the plate when you want to.I actually would have left him in to about 85-90 pitches.It was pretty obvious we were just having one of those games and we're not going to win.I hope they keep him in the rotation to let others skip a start.It will take a few starts for him to settle in and we need to get our possible frail staff through August.Then hopefully they'll be fresh as the weather changes and poised for the stretch run

    • Severino is going to make the start in place of Mitchell the next time through the rotation.

      But I agree — Mitchell clearly has decent stuff. He just has to learn how to be a pitcher at the big league level. I'd like to see him work out of the bullpen next season, a la Adam Warren, and then be transitioned into the rotation in 2017. Eventually, he could have a big impact.

      • gcorcoran says:

        It's not a bad idea. It's not like he is a top pitching prospect who they could "ruin." Many starting pitchers break in with the bullpen. That said Mitchell's problem has always been control and the only way for him to get enough reps to improve that control is to keep him as a starter, at least for now. It's a tough call and that is why development is such a difficult and inexact science.

  2. Balt Yank says:

    I agree with Rob. He's an upgrade in the bullpen right now. He'd benefit from staying with the club. I'm not as sold on Moreno for the pen.

  3. tom says:

    Mitchell should be opted to AAA for Severino but he will be back for a spot start only. That could mean Moreno, Rumbelow, Pinder and maybe Burawa will rotate duties between AAA and major to meet 10 day rule for Mitchell if applicable.

  4. tom says:

    AH Moreno is on DL. Pinder in for him. I hope Yankees could make it 60 day DL for Moreno by Wednesday.

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