Thursday, April 29, 2021

Now, Thats More Like It

When the New York Yankees travel to Camden Yards to play the Baltimore Orioles, last night's game with the kind of game you expect to see. 

Let's start with the pitching. Domingo Germán started for the Yankees, and it was like the Summer of 2019 all over again. He was brilliant: They let him pitch 7 innings, and he allowed only 3 hits, just 1 through the 1st 6, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.

Pitching like that deserves to get backed up. Mike Ford led off the top of the 2nd with a home run. That would prove to be all the Yankees needed, but not all they got.

In the 3rd, they got 3 straight singles, by DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres, and a home run by Gio Urshela. That made it 5-0. For the 1st time all season, the Yankees looked truly comfortable.

Aaron Hicks drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 5th, and Clint Frazier homered in the 8th. Yankees 7, Orioles 0. Now, that's more like it. WP: Germán (2-2). No save. LP: Dean Kremer (0-2).

By the way, for those of you complaining that MLB games take too long: This one ended in 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Except for Joe Biden, who delivered his 1st speech to a sort-of Joint Session of Congress last night (as is usually the case with a President's 1st such address, the words "State of the Union" were not used), no one had a bigger win than the Yankees last night.

The Yankee game, and the President's speech: In both cases, now, that's more like it.

Certainly not the Mets: A night after losing 2-1 to the Boston Red Sox, they lost 1-0 in a typical Jacob deGrom start. 

The Yanks-O's series concludes this afternoon. Jordan Montgomery starts against Jorge Lopez.

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