Zack Britton was determined not to surrender a run after issuing a pair of walks and a hit which loaded the bases. In order to shut down Boston’s batters, he came up with one of his best breaking pitches of the season, causing Jackie Bradley Jr. to whiff, and he wasn’t even close.
That’s about as a tough pitch to hit as there is. Britton escaped the jam and enabled the Yankees to maintain their five-run lead. Despite his shaky outing, his breaking stuff was clearly on, as this was a thing of beauty.