That’s it. That’s the article. Judge and Stanton! And Montgomery.
Those are the 3 reasons why the Yankees beat Baltimore on this beautiful near-70-degree Monday night evening in the Bronx.
1. and 2. Judge and Stanton
For seemingly the first time since reigning-MVP-at-the-time Giancarlo Stanton was acquired — teamed with should-have-been-MVP Aaron Judge as the core of a MONSTER lineup — Judge and Stanton hit homers in the same lineup at the same time to lead the Yankees.
Judge’s homer was an opposite field fly to right to lead off the 4th and give NY a 1-0 lead.
It's Judgment Day! Aaron Judge hits his first home run of the year to give the Yankees the lead. All rise! Here comes the Judge! pic.twitter.com/WSYVuRU0nc
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) April 5, 2021
Jay Bruce walked to lead off the 5th, then with 2 out Baltimore starter Jorge Lopez walked DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge to load the bases. Aaron Hicks walked to force in a run. Baltimore brought in reliever Shawn Armstrong and Giancarlo Stanton greeted him with a ROCKET to center for a 6-0 Yankee lead.
It's a STANTONIAN home run! It's a Grand Slam! pic.twitter.com/4lzBwAAjER
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) April 6, 2021
3. Monty Shuts the Down
And Jordan Montgomery, the 6’5 lefty who reminds me of Andy Pettitte, who Brian Cashman gushed about in an interview during the winter after pitching so well in that crucial playoff game last fall — was dominant. He shut out the Orioles on 4 hits through 6 terrific innings; 7 strikeouts.
Sit 'em down, Monty. pic.twitter.com/fR7CgDFZdE
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 6, 2021
A nice easy win when Judge and Stanton are powering the offense, your starter gives you 6 shutout innings, and your bullpen gives you 3 shutout innings.