Yankees: John Sterling’s call after NYY snaps losing streak is just what we needed


After eight days, New York fans were finally granted a good old “theeeeeeee Yankeeeesss winnn!!” from legendary broadcaster John Sterling on Tuesday night. At least someone was awake!

The Bombers by no means did themselves any favors in this one. In fact, it was more so the Atlanta Braves shooting themselves in the foot … multiple times.

But a win is a win, right? And when you’re snapping a five-game losing streak, it really all feels liberating no matter how it transpired.

New York’s problems aren’t going away after the 3-1 victory thanks to a little rally in the bottom of the eighth, but that took some of the pressure off as the schedule starts to heat up.

Aroldis Chapman got the first two outs of the ninth, but of course, it couldn’t end smoothly. He walked Austin Riley to bring the tying run to the plate.

So when Guillermo Heredia popped one up into no man’s land and Mike Ford ran backwards in foul territory towards the seats, we dropped to our knees and raised our arms to the sky the moment Sterling was able to put a bow on this one.

Goodbye to the five-game skid. “Boy did they need that win!”

Give credit to the fans in attendance, too. That crowd dealt with a lot of stress on Tuesday night. Once again, the Yankees nearly wasted another sterling pitching performance, this time from Jameson Taillon, who tossed five innings of one-run ball. If not for Gio Urshela’s game-tying solo homer in the fifth, we don’t know where we’d be right now.

Because even when the Yankees scored their two runs in the eighth, it wasn’t pretty. They had the bases loaded with no outs and managed to score on … a wild pitch and a bases loaded walk from Mike Ford. The others? Three weak pop outs from Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez.

Nothing impressive whatsoever. Five hits. Five walks. 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Seven runners left on base. What’s been holding this team back is still very much alive and well.

But the fans can rest easy tonight. Did you hear that roar after the ball hit Ford’s glove for the final out? For all the groans, complaints and knee-jerk reactions over the last week, the Yankees got the undying support from their fans when they were able to momentarily escape the abyss.

The Yankees have the Braves again on Wednesday and then won’t have an off day until May 3. Could this be the start of the turnaround? We’ll need to see more, but the weight has been lifted.