Clay Holmes gets Yankees out of bases-loaded jam in eighth
Yankees’ reliever Clay Holmes stepped up in a tight spot on Tuesday night, entering the game with the bases loaded, one out, and a one-run lead in the eighth inning. With his sinker and slider working well, Holmes struck out Francisco Lindor and Starling Marte, helping the Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Holmes has been impressive lately, recording scoreless outings in 18 of his past 19 appearances, with a 0.47 ERA during that stretch. Manager Aaron Boone praised Holmes’ recent performance, saying that both his sinker and slider have been weapons for him, and his confidence in both pitches is helping each pitch play up a little bit.
Q: What is a sinker pitch in baseball?
A: A sinker is a type of pitch in baseball that is designed to sink downwards as it approaches the batter.
Q: What is a slider pitch in baseball?
A: A slider is a type of pitch in baseball that moves laterally across the plate as it approaches the batter, often resembling a fastball before breaking sharply.
Q: What does ERA mean in baseball?
A: ERA stands for Earned Run Average, which is a statistic used to measure the effectiveness of a pitcher. It is calculated by dividing the total number of earned runs given up by the pitcher by the total number of innings pitched, and multiplying by nine. The lower the ERA, the better the pitcher is performing.
Eighth inning sees Clay Holmes rescue Yankees from bases-loaded situation.
New York Yankees reliever Clay Holmes came up clutch on Tuesday night, saving the day for the team with a standout performance against the New York Mets. Holmes entered the game in the eighth inning with a one-run lead and the bases loaded, only one out away from a precarious position. But with his sinker and slider working well, Holmes struck out Francisco Lindor and Starling Marte to escape the inning and help secure a 7-6 win for the Yankees. Holmes has been on a hot streak lately, recording scoreless outings in 18 of his past 19 appearances, and he attributes his recent success to attacking the strike zone early and having the confidence to use his slider more often. Yankees manager Aaron Boone praised Holmes’ performance, noting that both his sinker and slider have been effective weapons for him.