Monday 7/9 Game 1: Orioles- 5 Yankees- 4
Starting the series off in Orioles fashion, starter, Jimmy Yacabonis struggled to keep the Yankees lineup silent. Getting out of the first inning was good for Yacabonis but forgetting about the leadoff hitter in the second, Yacabonis dialed up a nice fastball for Stanton and Stanton then took it 337 ft. to left. Keeping the scoring going for the Yankees they later scored two in the third coming from a Judge RBI single and another by Gregorius.
Things would then turn for the Orioles, keeping the game close Yacabonis finished after 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, & 5 K’s. Down 3-0 in the third, Mark Trumbo or do I mean Trumbomb took a fastball from CC Sabathia and drove it 386 ft. for a 2-run homer and cut the Yankees lead to 3-2. Then breaking his 0-for-23 slump Danny Valencia joined the homer club, hitting a 3-run homer to dead center to give the Orioles a 5-4 lead and eventually the win.
Monday 7/9 Game 2: Orioles- 2 Yankees- 10
Winning game one in ecstatic fashion, the Orioles offense forgot to show up to game two. Struggling to keep the dangerous Yankee lineup in check Yerfy Ramirez wouldn’t last long, pitching 4 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, & 4 K’s. Not having much going for the Orioles, the offense would stay silent until Tim Beckham (Swaggy T) would hit a bomb to left going 414 ft. and scoring Rickard. Nothing positive coming from the second game other then the Orioles getting out of the day with a split.
Tuesday 7/10: Orioles- 6 Yankees- 5
Everything was clicking early for Andrew Cashner and the Orioles, taking a perfect game into the fourth Cashner was in complete control. Adding runs for Cashner has been an issue all season but Rickard would change that script, hitting a two RBI double down the third-base line and giving the Orioles a 2-0 lead. Looking for a shutdown inning after the Orioles offense produced runs, Cashner would struggle to find the zone and later left a fastball center cut to Greg Bird to demolish over the right field wall and give the Yankees a 3-2 lead, for now.
Battling back quickly, Manny Machado would take the first pitch in the bottom of the fifth 444ft to the second deck of left field and tied the game at 3-3. Homering once wasnt enough for Machado, later coming in the seventh down 5-3 Machado would once again tie the game. Hitting a two run lazer to right, Machado tied the game at 5-5.
Then came some Orioles magic, starting the ninth with a walk Joesph would do his job to get on base. Adam Jones would the double to put runners on second and third with one out. Intentionally walking Machado to get to Trumbo looked to be a good decision for the Yankees and it was becuase Trumbo stroke-out. Now with bases-loaded and two outs Jonathan Schoop would come to the plate, battling off some tough pitches Schoop would then get his pitch, singling to right Schoop walked it off and gave the Orioles a 5-4 thrilling WIN.
Wednesday 7/11: Orioles- 0 Yankees-9
Coming off a wild walk-off fashion win the Orioles looked to take the series against the Yankees. With the offense starting slow and Bundy struggling things looked bad for the Orioles. Dylan Bundy struggled early only pitching 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB & 3 K’s, the Yankees got to Bundy in the third. Loading the bases after a Gardner BB, Judge single, Stanton ripped an RBI single. Not done yet Hicks BB, and then Greg Bird hit his first grand-slam of the year, taking Bundy deep to left off the foul poll and the Yankees lead 5-0.
Nothing got better from that point, two Yankees Tyler Wade & Austine Romine would add solo shots of there own. Orioles would fall 9-0 in the finale of a four-game series, splitting the series 2-2 and evening the season series against the Yankees at 5-5.
NEXT UP: Thursday 7/12 vs Phillies