Wrong place. Real ace.
Gerrit Cole was due to make his Yankee Stadium debut on Wednesday. Instead, he was the champion of all but a few pitches in a 9-3 victory over the Orioles in the Camden Yards.
The Yankees faced Baltimore because an outbreak of the Marlins coronavirus could end up infections on the Phillies and the MLB put Miami and Philadelphia on the ice until their situation was resolved. This forced the Yankees and Orioles to singles, as neither of them had anyone to play with.
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It worked perfectly for the Yankees, who watched Cole shoot a strong 6 2/3 innings before giving up a double (Renato Nunez), a two-sided homer (Dwight Smith Jr.) and another double (Pedro Severino) and finishing his night on 102 pitches .
it was Cole’s second trip to the Yankees since signing a nine-year deal with the club in the offseason for $ 324 million.
Although Cole was excellent most of the night, he took it after manager Aaron Boone pulled him out. Cole’s eyes fixed on his pliers in the trench. He shrugged repeatedly as he spoke with pitch coach Matt Blake. He slid over the sail that mapped his night.
The Yankees improved to 3-1. The Orioles dropped to 2-2.
When Cole extended his winning streak, which dates back to last year, to 18 games, the Yankees continued to own Baltimore.
The Yankees will win 17 direct games against classic players from April 17, 2019. It is their third longest winning match against a single opponent in franchise history, with only a 19-game winning streak over Philadelphia A from 1938-39 and the franchise. -Record a 21-game lane over the St. Louis Browns in 1927.
Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and DJ LeMahieu team up with their first owners of a season shortened by coronaviruses.
LeMahieu had four total hits. Gleyber Torres, who set Oriola on fire last season, finished 0: 4. Gary Sanchez hit three times and did not hit four at-bats. Brett Gardner blew four times.
The Yankees will take over O again on Thursday in Baltimore. They will have an opener against the Red Sox at home on Friday.
The bombers are bombing
The Yankees expanded their lead from 2-1 to 5-1 with several third innings.
The judge led the frame with the bomb into the left center of the field, his first shot of the year. It seems that the referee, probably the strongest player in the game who was not named Giancarlo Stanton, neutralized the ball and barely got under it. His strength, however, pushed him into the middle of the front seats, 386 feet from the home board.
Then Hicks took a line-drive two-hour shot with one out. After Stanton walked, Hicks turned on a quick ball on the first pitch, which was about hips high, crushing it at 97.1 mph, which is undoubtedly above the wall of the right field. It was also the first Hicks blast of the season.
LeMahieu led the game with a homer to the right field.
Ghost of Jacoby Ellsbury
Strange, but Orioles catcher Pedro Severino twice hit the catcher in Yankees’ double-acting first turn. It happened to the judge in the box and then to Stanton. The game stopped when Stanton hit Severino’s gloves. Severino seemed to be in extreme pain.
Mike Ford, who started for the first time this year at the first base, had the bases loaded and scored the judge with a one-time victim of the flight to the right field.
Cole retired 15 hits in a row before his night left. He hit seven and crossed two. He was replaced by left veteran Luis Avilan and got the final from the inning. Chad Green made the eighth change without a score. Rookie Brooks Kriske made his Grand League debut with a clean ninth move.
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