MLB.com tracks a stat of the day for the Yankees this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget of each game.
June 10: Twins 7, Yankees 5 – Chapman’s rare night off
The two home runs Aroldis Chapman conceded in the ninth inning were the longest he has given up since he began monitoring Statcast in 2015. Josh Donaldson equalized the game with a 438-foot blast and Nelson Cruz struck a shot. 457 feet away.
June 9: Yankees 9, Twins 6 – Stanton, Judge team up
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have both homered. Since the Yankees acquired Stanton prior to the 2018 season, they have gone 10-0 in games where both Judge and Stanton have gone deep.
June 8: Yankees 8, Twins 4 – More Success vs. Gemini
This achievement at Target Field fits perfectly into a generational narrative. In addition to six postseason series wins since 2003 – including the American League Wild Card Game in ’17 – the Yankees have won or drawn the regular series every year against the Twins since 2002. New York has an 86-37 regular season record against Minnesota in that time frame.
June 5: Red Sox 7, Yankees 3 – Get it while the Gittens are okay
Chris Gittens was the first Yankee to make his Major League debut this season, leaving the Braves as the only team not to have a player making his 2021 debut. for a player to make his Major The league debut was the longest since 2002, when Marcus Thames made his debut in the club’s 64th game of the season on 10 June 2002, against A. i D-back.
June 4: Red Sox 5, Yankees 2 – The king is spotless
Michael King fired the immaculate seventh inning in Yankees history during the fourth inning, knocking out Hunter Renfroe, Marwin Gonzalez and Christian Vázquez on nine pitches.
King joined Al Downing (August 11, 1967, in Cleveland), Ron Guidry (August 7, 1984, v White Sox), AJ Burnett (June 20, 2009, Florida), Ivan Nova (May 29, 2013, v Mets), Brandon McCarthy (September 17, 2014, in St. Petersburg) and Dellin Betances (August 2, 2017, v Detroit) as Yankees for achieving the feat.
June 3: Rays 9, Yankees 2 – Cole accumulates K’s
Gerrit Cole has been a strikeout machine for years, and on Thursday he fostered that reputation by moving to a very select Yankees club. Cole recorded his third strikeout in the third; it was also his cent of the season. Only two Yanks pitchers have hit the century mark in punchout across 12 starts: Cole and Al Downing, who in 1963 had 101K across 12 starts. Cole surpassed Downing’s total one inning later, and has now hit 104 strikeouts this season.
June 2: Yankees 4, Rays 3 – Chapman dominates Rays
Wednesday didn’t make it all look very easy, but Aroldis Chapman continued to dominate Tampa Bay with a two strikeout. He has a 1.57 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 28 2/3 career innings against the Rays, and has scored goalless appearances in 27 of his 29 outings against them.
June 1: Yankees 5, Rays 3 (11 inn.) – Germán’s first pitch
Domingo Germán faced 19 batters on Tuesday, throwing all of them the first shot. It is the second record in a Major League game with 100% goals since the first pitch since 2008; Michael Fulmer was 23 out of 23 for the Tigers on 12 April 2017.