Tonight, according to the shortened 2020 season, should have been the Yankees home opener against the Phillies. But, due to a slight reorganization due to the Miami Marlins Covid-19 outbreak, the Yanks played the Orioles at Camden Yards.
The Bronx Bombers struck quickly with DJ LeMahieu hitting a home run off the right field foul pole on the second pitch. Aaron Judge would walk on catcher interference, followed two batters later by Giancarlo Stanton for the same reason. Aaron Hicks walked to load the bases. Judge would score on a sac fly by Mike Ford. Orioles pitcher Asher Wojciechowski needed 31 pitches to get out of the inning.
Gerrit Cole taking the mound for the Yankees would walk the first batter, who would cross the plate two batters later on a double by Jose Iglesias that got past Judge in right.
The third inning would bring two more home runs to the Yankees, a solo shot to left center by Judge and a two run blast to right by Hicks. Two batters would walk in the sixth and be brought home with singles by LeMahieu and Judge, bringing to score to 7-1 Yankees.
Dwight Smith Jr would send a no doubter to right field, adding two more runs in the seventh for Baltimore and knocking Cole, who was just over 100 pitches, out of the game.
New York wasn’t done just yet. Top of the ninth, bases loaded, Stanton singles driving in a run. A wild pitch would allow another. Orioles would only get a single runner on base in the bottom of the ninth.
Final score 9-3 Yankees. This brings their total win streak against the Orioles to 17, with 16 straight wins at Camden Yards.
They’re back at it 7/30.