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Yankees 4 Phillies 2 | Loaisiga leads the Yankees back into the win column

Matt Gregory

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Jonathan Loaisiga carried a no-hitter into the sixth before exiting. Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge provided the offense early on to support the rookie right-hander before Giancarlo Stanton blew it open with a high hopping single. The bullpen closed out the last three-plus frames as the Yankees broke their three-game losing streak.

Turning Point

In the top of the eighth, the Yankees loaded the bases against Adam Morgan leading to a pitching change. Stanton came up and continued his hot hitting on the road. Driving in two and giving the Yankees bullpen a cushion to finish out the game.

Three Takeaways

—Giancarlo Stanton continues his hot streak, going reaching base three times with a walk and two singles. As many have pointed out, he is on basically the same pace he was last year through 74 games. He really picked up his pace last season around July. Coming into today he was slashing .302/.371/.640 with eight home runs in June.

—Loaisiga is making a case to stay in the rotation long term. With Masahiro Tanaka still on the disabled list, Loaisiga has shown some positive flashes as a starter. But even when Tanaka returns, Loaisiga could bump Domingo German to the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever. The Yankees will also need to decide on how to handle his workload going forward, as he has never pitched more than 68 innings. That was back in 2013, Loaisiga is in his second full season since Tommy John surgery.

—Aroldis Chapman gave up his first home run of the year, he had faced 133 batters without giving one up. He is currently sporting a 1.64 FIP, putting him third among relievers, behind Josh Hader and Adam Ottavino.

Player of the Game

Jonathan Loaisiga had his best start thus far. The native of Nicaragua worked a no-hitter into the sixth inning and only allowed three baserunners total. He struck out eight batters and was using all of his pitches to keep the Phillies lineup out of sorts. His breaking ball was his put away pitch with six of his eight strikeouts coming on breaking pitches.

Born and raised in New Jersey in a Yankee household, Matt works with computers by day but has always loved baseball. When he's not doing either of those things, he's probably thinking about Villanova basketball way too much. Follow him on Twitter @MattchewGregory.

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