Hit Parade! Reasons Why Yankees 11 Angels 5 on 6-29-21

The Yankees banged out 11 runs on 11 hits to route the Angels and end their 4-game losing streak, 11-5. Everyone in the Yankee lineup got in on the action, with either one or more hits, walks, or runs scored. It was a veritable hit parade — even the slumping Gleyber Torres got 2 hits and 2 RBI’s.

The Yanks remain 7.5 behind the Red Sox, who also won, and a game behind Toronto, who also won. They did pull closer to 2nd place Tampa who lost — now 5.5 behind them.

1. Taillon Gets Win Despite Allowing 2 Ohtani HR’s

Jameson Taillon did not have a good line — 5.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 earned runs — but he got the win to go 3-4 5.43. The good news — he pitched into the 6th, and staked to the huge lead (10-3 at one point), mostly threw strikes to allow them to hit it. He only allowed 1 walk and threw 83 pitches, 59 for strikes.

However, Taillon drew a lot of Yankee Twitter ire when:

  • Staked to a 1-0 lead by a Gary Sanchez homer in the bottom of the 1st — he immediately coughed up the lead allowing a 2-run homer to shortstop Jose Iglesias in the 2nd.
  • Then staked to a 5-2 lead in the 2nd, he gave up a homer to Shohei Ohtani in the 3rd to make it 5-3.

  • Then staked to a 10-3 lead in the 4th, Taillon gave up a 2-run homer to Ohtani in the 5th to make it 10-5.

2. Hit Parade

Gary Sanchez got the scoring off with an opposite field homer to right in the bottom of the 1st off Angels starter Andrew Heaney for a 1-0 Yankee lead.

After Taillon coughed up the lead in the 2nd, Gio Urshela led off the bottom of the 2nd with a walk, Miguel Andujar singled, and Brett Gardner hit a sac fly to left that leftfielder Scott Schebler made a terrific catch on — in the foul seats — but that allowed Urshela to score from 3rd, tying the game, and Andujar to move to 2nd — to Schebler’s chagrin.

Then Aaron Judge came up and hit a BOMB to Monument Park in dead center for a 5-2 Yankee lead.

With the Angels having closed to 5-3 off the Ohtani homer in the 4th, the Yanks came right back with a leadoff homer by Miguel Andujar in the bottom of the 4th for a 6-3 lead.

Heaney walked Gardner and was gone after 77 pitches. The Angels brought 6’6 righty James Hoyt in and he got the next 2 outs — but then with 2 outs the Yankees really went to town.

3. Cortes & Abreu Keep It Scoreless Late

Manager Aaron Boone finally pulled Taillon with 1 out in the 6th — Taillon had his win. Boone brought in Nestor Cortes Jr.who pitched 1.2 shutout innings, striking out 3.

Albert Abreu pitched a scoreless 8th and 9th; looking good.

Miguel Andujar doubled in a run in the 6th to make it 11-5 for the final score.


The Yankee boxscore was a candy store of hits.

  • Miguel Andujar went 3-4 with the HR to raise his avg to .264 (.293 OBP)
  • Gleyber Torres was 2-4 with 2 RBI to raise his avg to .242 (.324 OBP)
  • Aaron Judge went 1-4 with the HR — his slash line is now 18-42-.285 (.382 OBP)
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 0-2 but walked 3 times; he’s at 14-38-.265 (.361 OBP)
  • Gary Sanchez went 2-5 and now slashes 14-32-.236 (.361 OBP)

The Boxscore



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