Recipe for a Win. 5 Reasons Why NY 7 Baltimore 2 on 4-6-21

For the second night in a row, the Yankee starting pitcher provided shutout innings, and the Yankee offense led by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, provided 7 runs.

A recipe for a win.

1. Cole an Ace

Gerrit Cole mowed down Baltimore for 7 shutout innings, striking out 13 — only 4 hits allowed and no walks. He was Dominant.

2. Bruce Gets Game Winner

Jay Bruce the power lefty and 1st Baseman while Luke Voit is out — reminded everyone why the Yankees traditionally have a lineup loaded with lefty power bats — he hit a homerun to the short porch in right in the 2nd to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. It would prove the game winner.

3. Judge with 3 Hits, a Walk and Homer

Aaron Judge got 3 hits and a walk, and put the game away with a 3-run blast in the 8th to make it 7-0 at the time.

Judge all of a sudden is batting .364 in the young season.

4. Stanton MISSILE Shot

Giancarlo Stanton got two hits; one was a double that he RIPPED to left in the 7th to make it 4-0 NY.Β It is so much fun to watch Giancarlo Stanton when he hits the baseball β€” like a CANON. As Cone said, “incredible bat speed.”

5. “Hairy Houdini”

Baltimore’s pitcher Dean Kremer completed a “Hairy Houdini” in the bottom of the 1st, according to David Cone — when he walked the bases loaded (LeMahieu, Judge, and Brett Gardner) but then struck out Giancarlo Stanton (swinging), Gleyber Torres (checking swing), and Clint Frazier (looking).

Ironically two innings later in the 3rd, Judge and Gardner made the first two outs of the inning, and then Stanton and Gleyber got singles before Frazier popped out.

Kremer was at it again in the 4th — walking Bruce, Gio Urshela, and Kyle Higashioka to load the bases with nobody out. DJ LeMahieu hit into a double play to score one run. Disappointing until Aaron Judge got a 2-out single to plate a second run of the inning and make it 3-0 NY — big at the time.

Baltimore Runs

Chad Green pitched a shutout 8th and Lefty Lucas Luetge pitched the 9th. Luetge was an out away from a shutout inning, but left fielder Ryan Mountcastle beat out a grounder to short that Gleyber Torres double pumped on slightly before throwing a strike to first — the safe call at first was contested by the Yanks but the challenge not successful. The next batter, second baseman Rio Ruiz hit a homer to the short porch in right and it was 7-2, ruining Luetge’s evening. A double by 3rd baseman Maikel Franco extended the inning before Luetge got the final out.

The Boxscore


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