Game 118 Quick Recap: Orioles 11 Yankees 3

Yankee Loss vs BAL
Courtesy of the AP

Well that sucked.

What started out as a promising night slowly turned into a very ugly loss for the Yankees last night.  They had a run on the board within the first 2 batters of the game thanks to a Brett Gardner leadoff triple and a Derek Jeter RBI groundout, and they had 2 more in the 2nd after the Orioles botched what looked like a failed double steal about as badly as one team can and both Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley scampered around to score.  Then no more runs.  None.  Only 1 more hit after the 2nd inning.

The O’s did what you expect them to do against Chris Capuano.  4 runs in 6 innings, the go-ahead ones on a monster Chris Davis home run in the 5th.  From there they continued to make the long ball work for them as Nelson Cruz swatted a 2-run homer off Adam Warren in the 7th and Jonathan Schoop smacked a 3-run shot off Chase Whitley in the 8th to put the nail in the coffin.  I remember days like that for the Yankees.  Good days they were.

Game Notes:

– Beltran was credited with a steal of home in that 2nd inning calamity, his first steal of home since a long time ago.

– Schoop has been auditioning for the role of newest Yankee killer all season.  He’s now hitting .385 with 3 HR and 10 RBI in 8 games against them (h/t to Feinsand for that).

– Decent night at the plate for Headley, 1-2 with 1 R scored and 2 BB.  Too bad nobody else wanted to join him.

– Whitley has given up 10 ER in 6.1 IP over 5 appearances since going back to the bullpen.  He’s given up at least 1 run in every appearance.

Manny Machado left the game in the 3rd inning after his right knee buckled awkwardly on a swing.  He looked to be in a lot of pain and I highly doubt we see him for the rest of the series.  Hopefully it’s nothing serious.  It’d be a shame for him to have major injuries to both his knees in back-to-back years at such a young age.

About Brad Vietrogoski

Born in Dover, Delaware and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Brad now resides in Wisconsin, where he regularly goes out of his way to remind Brewers fans that their team will never be as good as the Yankees. When he’s not writing for IIATMS, he likes to spend his time incorporating “Seinfeld” quotes into everyday conversation, critiquing WWE storylines, and drinking enough beer to be good at darts.

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