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Another discouraging loss in the Bronx

April 9, 2018

The New York Yankees lost to the baltimore Orioles today by a score of 8-7. The Yankees jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning. However, the pitching struggled and by the end of the top of the seventh their lead was gone. Making the last out was Stanton who continued to struggle, going 0-7 with five strikeouts and one double play. This poses the question of Boone needing to drop Giancarlo in the batting order.

 

Jordan Montgomery struggled from the start, going 4.1 innings. He gave up four runs on 10 hits, while striking out four for the second time in a row. On the positive side, eight of the ten hits were only singles. His pitches looked decent, with his strikeouts coming on sliders and curveballs. After the Yankees bullpen was depleted during the 14 inning loss on Friday, their options were limited. Domingo German came on in relief going 2 and two thirds giving up three runs and striking out five. With the game close, the Yankees were forced to bring in pitchers they wanted to rest. Dellin Betances, David Robertson, Chasen Shreve and Aroldis Chapman combined for four scoreless innings, striking out three combined. In the 11th, things fell apart. Adam Warren came on in relief in the and relied too much on his slider. With runners on first and second, he threw eight sliders in a row to Craig Gentry before he hit what would be the game winning single. In total, Warren got the L going one inning and giving up a run on two hits and a walk, despite striking out the side.

 

The offense jumped out to a good start. Brett Gardner scored the first run on a throwing error by Orioles starter Mike Wright. Miguel Andujar then added on with two run single to left field. Tyler Austin then walked and came in on a RBI single by the hot Austin Romine. To cap off the first inning scoring, Ronald Torreyes just missed a home run to left. The ball one hopped of the wall driving in Miguel Andujar. In the fifth, Austin Romine continued his hitting success by hitting an RBI single to right field. With the Yankees down 7-6 in the seventh, Austin Romine came up again with a big RBI single to right field. In the 11th, Romine and Didi walked to start off a potential rally. Gardner followed by reaching on an error. Judge came up with bases loaded and nobody out, only needing one run to tie. Judge swung and hit a ground ball back to the mound, grounding into a double play. With two outs and two on, Stanton was the Yankees' last hope. Down 1-2 on the count, he struck out for the fifth time to end the game.

 

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