HIT PARADE! Yanks Bang Out 19 Hits with 4 Homers. NY 15 Milwaukee 3

It was a HIT PARADE for the Yankees at American Family Field in Milwaukee, with NY banging out 19 hits and 4 homers in a 15-3 rout of the Brewers on a Saturday night.

Aaron Judge went 2-4 with a homer and a walk. Anthony Rizzo went 3-4 with a homer. Giancarlo Stanton went 2-5 with a homer. Alex Verdugo — just put into the cleanup spot in the order — kicked off the scoring with a 3-run homer in the 1st, and went 3-5 overall. Gleyber Torres went 3-6 to lift his average off the interstate (now at .210), and that included a bases-clearing double in the 3rd after a tough 8-pitch at bat. Austin Wells went 2-5.

Everybody ate — except Anthony Volpe, who went 0-4 but got a hit-by-pitch and a walk, and scored 2 runs.

Yes the roof was closed at American Family Field which turns it into its knickname “Homerdome” but the Yankees didn’t just hit homers — they machine-gunned out 15 singles and doubles.

And on the mound for NY, Carlos Rodon was lights out — 6 innings of 2-hit ball, allowing a solo homer in the 2nd — striking out 8 and walking 1.

Luke Weaver pitched 2 shutout innings, and Jose Trevino pitched the 9th, allowing the 2 Milwaukee runs.

A fun, fun night for all.

“As hard as it is in this league to score runs, as good as the pitching is, to have a night like that definitely is nice,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “We talked the last few days about putting a lot of guys out there; tonite we were able to get a lot of them home which is always nice. Duggie more really good at bats and a big swing to get us going. Gleyber with a Huge at bat. That bases-loaded situation where we’ve had a lot — to have a long at bat where he battled, battled, and finally just nailed one in the gap — that was great.”

NY improves to 18-10 and remain in a tie for 1st place with Baltimore. Milwaukee drops to 17-9.

1. Verdugo 3-Run Bomb Starts It Off

Joe Ross started for Milwaukee. He is a 31-year-old, 6’4 righty who pitched 6 years with the Washington Nationals, opted out of baseball during COVID, then came back with the San Francisco Giants, playing in their minor league system last year before signing a $1.5M, 1-yr contract with Milwaukee this winter. He came in with a 1-2 4.05 record, and he got off to a rough start.

Ross hit Anthony Volpe with a pitch, then walked Juan Soto to start the game. He struck out Aaron Judge, but then faced Alex Verdugo — lefty batter — who has been red hot and had just been moved from #6 in the order to the cleanup spot starting with this game.

It was a good move by Boone, because Verdugo GOLFED a homer to right for a 3-0 Yankee lead.

2. Rodon Electric

With the roof closed, it looked like it would be one of those “homerdome” nights when 1st baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a 411-foot bomb to left center off Rodon in the bottom of the 1st for a 3-1 game.

But after that, Rodon was in total control — dominating Milwaukee for 6 innings, his 4-seam fastball with a lot of life at 96-97 MPH, offset by his changeup and filthy slider.

Rodon wins to go 2-1 2.48.

By the 4th, Rodon was sweating profusely in the Yankees new road uniforms — something that has been seen on tv in his prior road appearances. The new uniforms are gorgeous but they highlight sweat.

On X, Rodon’s wife Ashley tweeted “I’m about to make someone sew a liner into all his jerseys.”

3. Gleyber Bases-Clearing Triple Makes It 6-1

Judge walked to leadoff the 3rd off Ross, and after a Verdugo flyout, Giancarlo Stanton walked, and Anthony Rizzo got an infield single to load the bases with 1 out.

Gleyber Torres went into an 0-2 hole and ‘here we go again with the slumping Torres’ one thought but he fought back — fouling off three pitches to work the count to 2-2 — then Ripped a 96-MPH sinker to right center for a bases-clearing double! NY 6 Milwaukee 1.

NY made it 7-1 off Ross in the 5th — a 1-out single by Rizzo, Gleyber got on due to an error, and Oswaldo Cabrera ripped a clutch, 2-out RBI single.

4. Judge & Rizzo HR’s in 6th Make It Blowout

Thyago Vieira came in to pitch the top of the 6th and walked leadoff batter Juan Soto.

Aaron Judge — who had gotten a single in the 4th — stepped up with good night going already — 1-2 with a walk — and hit a High Fly Ball to center that just made it over the fence at the 417-foot mark for a 9-1 Yankee lead.

Alex Verdugo followed Judge’s HR with a single and after Giancarlo struck out, Anthony Rizzo hit a 385-foot bomb to right for an 11-1 Yankee lead.

5. Weaver Good Again

Luke Weaver has been this year’s secret sauce to the Yankee bullpen. He has been fantastic in the multiple-middle-innings reliever role.

He came in for the 7th and after allowing a leadoff walk, got the next 3 guys (strikeout, groundout, groundout).

Weaver allowed a leadoff double in the 8th but then again got the next 3 guys (groundout, groundout, strikeout) for 2 shutout innings.

5. Stanton HR in 9th Icing on Cake

The Brewers had backup 1st baseman Owen Miller pitch the 9th. He grew up in the Milwaukee area as a Brewers fan and used to go to American Family Field when it was still named Miller Park. He has no relation.

Miller walked leadoff batter Anthony Volpe, then allowed singles to Taylor Trammell and Jahmai Jones, as the Yanks unloaded their bench.

With bases loaded, nobody out, Alex Verdugo hit a sac fly to left to score a run, and Giancarlo Stanton hit a 3-run, 392-foot Bomb to center for a 15-1 Yankee lead.

6. Trevino Pitches the 9th

The Yanks returned the favor by pitching catcher Jose Trevino in the 9th. He walked the first batter, got a ground out, then consecutive RBI doubles to Gary Sanchez and Joey Ortiz before getting 2 groundouts to end the inning.

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