Yankees walk-off Nationals in wild fashion after spoiling Max Scherzer gem


The New York Yankees couldn’t touch Max Scherzer for most of their game against the Washington Nationals, but they were able to turn the corner near the end of the game.

Scherzer struck out 14 batters in a virtuoso performance, but a Nationals bullpen that has been an issue for weeks once again blew it with the lights fixed firmly on them.

It was the Yankees and what looked like an uninspired lineup who came out on top thanks to Gleyber Torres, who had one of his best games of the season this year after coming through in the clutch.

After Mike Ford extended the game in extra innings with an RBI single, Torres took advantage of a bases-loaded situation by picking up the RBI needed to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory.

The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals.

When Scherzer was in the game, it was Kyle Higashioka who gave the Bombers a run by mashing a solo home run against Max Scherzer. With Gary Sanchez on the bench, Higashioka continued to make his case to be the everyday starting catcher.

Corey Kluber showed that he can hold down the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind Gerrit Cole, as he pitched almost six innings of two-run ball against a very stingy lineup lead by Juan Soto.

The Yankees struggled for most of the game against Scherzer, but a suspect Nationals bullpen ultimately wilted under the pressure. Even Brad Hand, one of the best relief pitchers in the entire National League, looked completely out of sorts after blowing the save.

This team was beating up by the Astros in the final game of their three-game series, and Washington beat up on what was a very poor bullpen in the game before this. This wasn’t the most encouraging performance in history, but Aaron Boone will take the win, as it goes down in the books the same way a 20-0 drubbing would.