More German Engineering. 5 Reasons Why NY 8 Baltimore 2 on 5-15-21

Domingo German engineered another Yankee victory, pitching shutout ball until the 6th and the Yankee offense gave him an early 5-0 and then 8-0 lead, en route to this Saturday evening rout of the Orioles, 8-2 in Baltimore on a beautiful, warm May evening.

This was a night where Yankee fans who are also Knick fans were furiously refreshing the browser on their cell phone to check the score of the Milwaukee-Miami game to see if Milwaukee could win to give the Knicks control of their own destiny to take the 4th playoff seed — and Milwaukee did win just as the Yankee game was coming to a close.

1. German Terrific Again

Domingo German was terrific again, a joy to watch as his ball moves so much and he is in command of the strike zone, motoring thru lineups; pitching to easy contact.

“I thought he was good,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “The couple of times he did get into a little bit of trouble, he made a really big pitch. A couple of really nice double plays behind him. I thought he did a really good job; was on the attack, was pitch efficient for the most part, and had another strong outing.”

German finished with 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 6 K’s, 2 walks to improve his record to 3-2 3.62.

2. Yanks Jump On Top In Top of 1st

Before Domingo German even took the mound he had a 3-0 Lead. DJ LeMahieu led off with a walk against Baltimore starter Jorge Lopez. Then Luke Voit — in his second game back from the surgery to repair the partially torn meniscus of his right knee that kept him out all of April — singled, and Aaron Judge walked to load the bases with nobody out. A passed ball by catcher Chance Sisco scored a run and then Gary Sanchez singled to center to score two and make it 3-0 NY.

3. Judge Blast

Aaron Judge briefly tied for the American League lead in homeruns with 11, on a 2-run blast in the top of the 2nd with DJ LeMahieu aboard to make it 5-0 Yankees.

Mitch Haniger hit his 12th homerun later in the evening to take over full possession of the AL homerun lead; Judge ended the evening tied for 2nd again.

Judge went 2-4 and is now sports an 11-23-.289 (.389 OBP) line.

4. Voit Adds to the Fun

Luke Voit added to the fun in the top of the 6th — after a Brett Gardner single, Miguel Andujar single, and Tyler Wade single loaded the bases with 1 out, a balk by Wells scored a run to make it 6-0 NY, and Luke Voit singled in two to make it 8-0 NY — the rout was on.

5. Yank Bullpen Does It’s Job

Lucas Luetge pitched a shutout 7th and Justin Wilson pitched a shutout 8th (good news!). Luis Cessa allowed two singles and an unearned run in the 9th (error by Gio Urshela) but got the final out.


  • Miguel Andujar went 1-4 and made a catch in left field.
  • Gio Urshela went 2-5 and is now batting .303 (.349 OBP).
  • Tyler Wade went 3-5 and is batting .316 (.381 OBP) after 19 at bats.

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