Bad place. Right ace.
Gerrit Cole was supposed to make his Yankee Stadium debut on Wednesday. Instead, he was a captain for all but a few pitches in the Orioles’ 9-3 win at the Camden Yards.
The Yankees faced Baltimore as the Marlins coronavirus outbreak could end with infections on the Phillies, and the MLB put both Miami and Philadelphia on ice until their situations were resolved. This forced the Yankees and Orioles into a two-game system as neither of them had anyone to do.
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It worked perfectly for the Yankees, watching Cole hit 6 strong innings of 2/3 before giving up a double (Renato Nunez), a two-run homer (Dwight Smith Jr.) and another double (Pedro Severino), who finished his at night in 102 stadiums.
this was Cole’s second outing by the Yankees since signing a nine-year, $ 324 million deal with the club in the offseason.
Although Cole was brilliant most of the night, he took a hard time after manager Aaron Boone pulled with him. Cole’s eyes were fixed on his needles in the digout. When talking to pitching coach Matt Blake, he repeatedly shrugged his shoulders. He pored over a sheet of paper that he wrote his night.
The Yankees improved to 3-1. The Orioles fell to 2-2.
As Cole extended his winning streak, dating back to last year, to 18 games, the Yankees continued their Baltimore ownership.
The Yankees have won 17 straight games on the O since April 4, 2019. It is the third-longest winning streak against a single opponent in franchise history, after just a 19-game winning streak. a game on the Philadelphia A’s from 1938-39 and a franchise. the record of 21 game games on the St. Louis Browns in 1927.
Judge Aaron, Aaron Hicks and DJ LeMahieu each clubbed their first homers of the season shortened coronavirus.
LeMahieu had four total hits. Gleyber Torres, who played for the Orioles all last season, finished 0-for-4. Gary Sanchez fired three times and had no hit in four bats. Brett Gardner was stopped four times.
The Yankees will re-enter the O’s on Thursday in Baltimore. On Friday, they will have their home opener against the Red Sox.
Bombs being bombed
The Yankees extended the lead from 2-1 to 5-1 thanks to a couple of third homers.
A judge ran the bombed frame toward the center-left field, his first shot of the year. A judge, perhaps the strongest player in the unnamed game Giancarlo Stanton, seemed to miss the ball, barely falling under it. Still, its power pushed into the middle of the front seats, 386 feet from the house plate.
Then Hicks jumped a shot of two run-line drive with one out. After Stanton took off, Hicks turned a first-field fastball that was about hip height, crushing it 97.1 mph, no doubt on the right wall. It was also Hicks ’first explosion of the season.
LeMahieu headed the ball home for Homer.
The ghost of Jacoby Ellsbury
Strange, but Orioles catcher Pedro Severino twice committed catcher interference in the Yankees ’first inning. It happened to the Judge in the box and then to Stanton. Play stopped after Stanton hit Severino’s glove. At points, Severino appeared to be in extreme pain.
Mike Ford, who started at first base for the first time this year, had the bases loaded and scored the Judge with a sacrificial lip to the right.
Cole retired 15 injured people in a row before his night left. He fired seven and took off two. Veteran Lefty Luis Avilan took his place and reached the final outside the inning. Chad Green missed eight innings without a score. Rookie Brooks Kriske made his major league debut with a clean nine inning.
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