The New York Yankees had a tough night on Thursday as they closed out their series with the young, upstart Seattle Mariners.
Seattle hit four home runs and routed the Yankees by a final score of 10-2.
New York was stifled by young Mariners right-hander Bryan Woo for 5.1 innings.
The 23-year-old did not allow a run against the powerful Yankees and only surrendered two hits.
Woo also earned his first win of his career.
After the game, Yankees manager Aaron Boone commented on Woo’s electric fastball, raving about the way he threw it and the problems it ultimately caused the Yankees in Thursday’s series finale.
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Boone commented that Woo’s heater was “real.”
The young right-hander struck out five Yankees hitters on Thursday and even touched 97 mph with his fastball.
Needless to say, the Yankees had a tough time catching up to the heater and ultimately paid the price as they dropped a tough game to the young Mariners.
Clearly though, Boone was quite impressed with the way Woo pitched and how he managed to keep the Yankees at bay on Thursday night.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t say the same about his starter, as Domingo German allowed 10 runs, eight of them earned over just 3.1 innings of work.
By the time the Yankees scored, Woo was already out of the game.
They were unable to solve the 23-year-old and didn’t score until Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a two-run homer off of reliever Chris Flexen in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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