Nine-game winning streaks collide as Yanks visit Braves

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Field Level Media
23 Aug 2021, 17:05 GMT+10

The New York Yankees and big Atlanta Braves, the 2 hottest teams successful the majors, volition enactment their nine-game winning streaks connected the enactment Monday erstwhile they unfastened a two-game interleague series.

The Yankees person enactment unneurotic their longest winning streak since winning 10 successful a enactment successful September 2020. NewYork has won 10 of its past 11 games and is 31-11 grounds since winning the 2nd crippled of a doubleheader connected July 4.

New York's docket crippled against Minnesota was rained retired connected Sunday, ending its homestand astatine 7-0.

Atlanta defeated Baltimore 3-1 connected Sunday to implicit a 9-0 roadworthy trip. The Braves swept consecutive three-game sets against Washington, Miami and Baltimore and had their archetypal undefeated three-stop roadworthy travel since 1992.

"It's hard to bash that, careless of who you're playing," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "Credit the players for keeping that consistency and attack to marque that happen. Seemed similar we've been connected the roadworthy forever."

The Braves person won 9 of 10 games and 16 of 18 games. When the agelong began, the Braves were successful 3rd place, 4 games retired of first. Now they're starring second-place Philadelphia by 5 games successful the NL East.

The pitching matchup for the archetypal crippled features Atlanta's Huascar Ynoa (4-2, 2.70) against New York southpaw Jordan Montgomery (4-5, 3.77).

Ynoa looked bully successful his instrumentality from the injured database connected Aug. 17. The right-hander allowed lone 3 hits successful 5 1/3 scoreless innings arsenic the Braves bushed the Marlins 2-0. Ynoa missed 81 games with a breached manus helium sustained aft angrily punching the dugout seat successful Milwaukee connected May 16.

"I was a small anxious due to the fact that I wanted to propulsion well, obviously," Ynoa said. "I consciousness similar the effect was good. I was blessed with it. Anything you tin bash to assistance the squad win, that's each we're trying to do."

Ynoa volition beryllium making his 11th appearance, each but 1 of those arsenic a starter, and has allowed 2 oregon less earned runs successful 7 of the archetypal nine. He has 3 starts with astatine slightest 5 scoreless innings. Ynoa's lone quality against the Yankees came past season, erstwhile helium was tagged for 2 runs connected 4 hits and 3 walks successful 1 inning.

Montgomery did not person a determination successful his past start, a 5-3 triumph implicit Boston connected Aug. 17. He allowed 3 runs connected 5 hits and 2 walks successful 4 2/3 innings successful the archetypal crippled of a doubleheader.He struck retired six.

Montgomery is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA successful 1 vocation commencement against the Braves, which came past season.

New York's Giancarlo Stanton has reached basal successful a season-high 19 consecutive games, batting .313 with 4 homers and 15 RBIs during that streak. Aaron Judge is hitting .308 with 5 homers and 14 RBIs implicit the past 15 games.

"We're conscionable having large at-bats, apical to bottom," Stanton said. "The biggest origin has been wearing down the opposing pitcher. If we've got a batch of guys not chasing and forcing them to travel into the zone, effort to beryllium much precise, they're conscionable going to marque much mistakes. I deliberation that's what we've been doing."

The Braves and Yankees divided 4 games successful 2020, each going 2-0 connected its location field.

--Field Level Media

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