The Yankees took their second straight victory over Baltimore in a solid team win.
The Yankees’ offense came alive again this afternoon with a solid 8-4 win on Independence Day and a few runs in the second half to again hurt the Baltimore bullpen. Clark Schmidt won his fourth win of the season, and his second win in two years in a row, while Kyle Gibson lost six times this year despite pitching six good innings. The win brought the Yankees back to 48-38 and 10 games over 0.500, while the Owes went 49-35, their fifth loss of six tries.
The action started right away in this game, and the Yankees wasted no time in letting Gibson know this was going to happen. no It looks like the last time he came to the stadium was when he shut out seven innings in a game the Orioles won 3-1. Schmidt put the Baltimore offense ahead 1-2-3 before Anthony Rizzo walked Gibson from the leadoff spot and soon Gleyber Torres sank a 436-foot one into the left field for two. -0 read. .
Both pitchers stabilized soon afterward. Jake Bowers hit a one-out double to Torres’ good hit, but Gibson held off the next eight batters before being pinched in the fourth inning, but Schmidt was in good shape the moment he stepped onto the mound. It was only 1 run to ride. He was one of the first 13 hitters to see him on base.
After Schmidt sent Baltimore in order in the top of the fourth inning, the Yankees scored one more against Gibson, hitting Bowers on a first walk and hitting a runner on a ground ball. He hit a sacrifice fly off Isaiah Kinner Falefa’s at-bat, making it his 23rd ribeye of the year.
Unfortunately, Schmidt couldn’t keep up his brilliance until midfield. Early in the game, he was able to move the cutter back and forth from the batter’s hand to the outside edge, something he hasn’t been able to do for most of the season, putting the backdoor and frontdoor sinkers on the glove side. Dotted. And he produced whiff strikeouts on curveballs, called strikes, and rarely satisfied the Orioles against a single pitch or place. Sadly, it crumbled in the 5th, and cutters and curve balls started hanging and left the yards. Yankees fans weren’t all that happy with Aaron Hicks’ return to the Bronx yesterday, but today he’s returned that sentiment with a solo jack in the fifth inning.
Subsequent hitters left little doubt that Schmidt was running out of steam. Jordan Westberg hit a quick double, and then before anyone could blink an eye, Adam Frazier tied the game at three. Not the player you wanted can usually beat you on the power side.
That didn’t happen often this year, but the Yankees’ offense managed to rescue Schmidt and Torres scored until the end in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead. first base in a hit-and-run single by Giancarlo Stanton, courtesy of Cedric Mullins’ unconsciousness.
Although he managed to finish the fifth inning, it was clear that Schmidt was on the verge of slipping, allowing Adley Latchman to score first before being replaced in the top of the sixth by Ron Marinacio. He pitched five innings, finishing with three earned runs and seven strikeouts with no walks. He narrowly avoided adding a run when Marinaccio walked Anthony Santander and Hicks to put the bases loaded, but he ran out Westburg to end the threat.
After that, the stadium was able to exhale in unison. Wandy Peralta got the job done in the bottom of the seventh for the Baltimore side, and the home side started the second half with Jose Trevino’s Opotako Bomb to start the game and lead 5-3.
Gibson ended the day with a decent 4 earned run in six innings, but the combination of Nick Vespi and Brian Baker was far less effective. After Trevino’s homer, Vespi followed by Baker loaded the bases with two outs, just as Harrison Bader broke things off with a two-run double to the right field line.
More or less, the Orioles’ threat in the game came to an end as the Yankees added a run in the bottom of the eighth thanks to an IKF double and Baltimore’s poor infield defense.
Tommy Carnley was entrusted with the eighth inning and used a double play to evade two free passes against the center of Baltimore’s batting line. Finally, the game was definitely out of save range, and manager Aaron Boone allowed a run in the ninth inning to Albert Abreu, putting the first two runners in scoring position on two questionable defensive plays. It had little effect. One of them scored on a weak grounder, followed by a strikeout and another grounder, ending the game with a final score of 8-4.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Yankees return to Amazon Prime for Part 3 of this four-game set, with Dean Kramer starting for the Orioles and a future-to-be-announced starter for the home team. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.
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