Holmes, & Trevino’s Arm Foil Great Comeback. Baltimore 7 NY 6 in 10 Innings

In a see-saw game of heroes and goats that featured clutch hits and spectacular defensive plays — the Yankees — down 5-1 — staged a tremendous late-game comeback, scoring 3 in the 7th and tying the game in the bottom of the 9th — only to lose 7-6 in 10 innings.

For the second time in 3 games, the fickle finger of blame pointed at Jose Trevino‘s throwing arm — as he threw a ball into left field trying to catch Cedric Mullins trying to steal 3rd in the 10th, allowing Mullins to score Baltimore’s 7th run — the final margin of victory.

  • Gerrit Cole was a hero — on the mound for the 1st time this year, he pitched well.
  • Ron Marinaccio was a goat — coughing up 3 runs (one charged to Cole) to put NY down 4-1.
  • Giancarlo Stanton was a hero — hitting a 3-run bomb in the 7th that turned a 5-1 game into a 5-4 game.
  • Alex Verdugo was a hero — making a Spectacular catch on the run in Deep centerfield with bases loaded, 2 outs in the top of the 9th to keep the Yankees in it.
  • Giancarlo Stanton was a hero again in the bottom of the 9th — ripping a 1-out single to tie the game, after Anthony Volpe — another hero with a 3-for-4 night — led off with a double.
  • Clay Holmes was a goat — allowing a leadoff single in the 10th to put Baltimore ahead. And then came Trevino’s throwing error.
  • Aaron Judge did not play in the game after being hit on the hand the night before; the Yanks got revenge in the 7th by hitting Gunnar Henderson in the back, but the revenge backfired as Henderson came around to score. So not sure who the hero or the goat was there but there was a back-and-forth karma going on.

Down 7-5 in the bottom of the 10th, the Yanks almost staged another comeback — DJ LeMahieu leading off with a single and Ben Rice hitting a sac fly to make it 7-6. But Oswaldo Cabrera, pinch running for LeMahieu, was thrown out trying to steal 2nd.

“I think (it was blocked by the batter) a little bit, but it seemed like he didn’t get a good transfer,” said manager Aaron Boone on Trevino’s throw that sailed into left field.

NY falls to 51-25, now only 1.5 ahead of Baltimore, which improves to 48-25.

1. Cole a Hero

Gerrit Cole was on the mound for the first time this season, and he looked good. He was on a pitch limit — and left at 62 pitches in the 5th inning — at that point he had thrown 4 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run — striking out 5 and walking 1.

Cole got better as he went along — striking out the last 2 batters of the 3rd and 4th innings. He allowed a leadoff single to Cedric Mullins in the 5th and was relieved by Ron Marinaccio. That runner would come around to score and be charged to Cole — so his final line was 4 innings, 3 hits, and 2 runs.

Cole allowed a run in the top of the 1st — a leadoff double by Gunnar Henderson, and 2 out double by O’Hearn — before he started to motor. Cole was helped in the 2nd by a tremendous play by Anthony Volpe at shortstop.

2. Gleyber’s Great At Bat

The Yanks tied the game for Cole in the bottom of the 1st — Anthony Volpe leading off with a single against Oriole starter Cory Povich, who then — after getting Juan Soto to ground out — walked Giancarlo Stanton and Alex Verdugo to load the bases with 1 out.

Gleyber Torres had a tremendous 12-pitch at-bat, fouling off several pitches before hitting a sac fly to left to score the run.

3. Marinaccio a Goat

With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the 5th, and Cedric Mullins on 1st after a leadoff single, Ron Marinaccio relieved Cole and coughed up a 2-run homer to the first batter he faced — Ramon Urias — for a 3-1 Baltimore lead.

Jorge Mateo reached on an infield single, but Marinaccio struck out Gunner Henderson and got Atley Rutschman to ground out. But he walked Ryan Mountcastle and Ryan O’Hearn doubled in Mateo for a 4-1 Baltimore lead.

4. Yanks Hit Gunnar as Pay Back; Orioles Make It a Run

Lefty Victor Gonzalez came in and pitched a shutout 6th, and then got the 1st out of the 7th before the Yanks got payback for Baltimore hitting Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres with pitches the night before. Gonzalez hit Gunnar Henderson square in the back with a 94-MPH sinker.

But Baltimore got revenge for the revenge. Gonzalez got Atley Rutschman to fly out for the 2nd out of the inning, and Tommy Kahnle came in to pitch to Ryan Mountcastle.

Henderson promptly stole 2nd — and scored when Mountcastle doubled to right — just over Juan Soto’s head as he misplayed the line drive. Karma. Baltimore 5 NY 1.

5. Giancarlo BOMB in 7th Puts Yanks Back In It

The Yanks were down 5-1 in the bottom of the 7th and the game looked over — when Anthony Volpe singled to lead off. Juan Soto reached on an infield single, and Giancarlo Stanton made it a ballgame by smoking a 440-foot homer to center for a 5-4 game.

6. Verdugo Saves Game with Spectacular Catch

Caleb Ferguson pitched a shutout 8th and lefty Anthony Misiewicz came in for the 9th. The Yanks picked up Misiewicz off waivers from Detroit last July, and resigned him as a free agent this summer. Misiewicz is a 29-year-old right handed journeyman who came up with Seattle and has pitched for Kansas City, Arizona, and Detroit.

Misiewicz allowed a leadoff single to Jorge Mateo, and then a 1-out walk to Rutschman and a single to Mountcastle to load the bases. But he struck out Hays for the 2nd out.

Anthony Santander then hit a shot to Deep centerfield that Alex Verdugo — playing center with Judge out — made a SPECTACULAR running play on to save the game.

7. Giancarlo Ties Game with Clutch Single in 9th

Then to the bottom of the 9th against Baltimore ace relieve Craig Kimbrel — and Anthony Volpe — that hero again — led off with a double to left.

Juan Soto flied out but Giancarlo Stanton was a hero for the 2nd time in 2 innings, with a single to left for a tie game!

8. Holmes & Trevino the Goats in 10th

Clay Holmes was in to pitch the 10th with the inherited runner on 2nd. He got the first out on a pop out, but then allowed a single to Cedric Mullins for a 6-5 Baltimore lead.

Mullins immediately tried to steal 3rd and Trevino threw the ball into left for a 7-5 Baltimore lead.

Holmes allowed a double to Urias, but got the last 2 outs on groundouts.

9. Yanks Comeback in 10th Falls Short

DJ LeMahieu continues to do damage — he singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th, sending inherited runner Gleyber Torres to 3rd — where he scored on a Ben Rice sac fly to right.

Oswaldo Cabrera — pinch running for LeMahieu — attempted to steal 2nd — but Rutschman gunned him down. The Yanks felt Baltimore’s 2nd baseman blocked the bag — but couldn’t challenge as you are not allowed to challenge a non-call of a block of the bag.

Jose Trevino walked, and Jahmai Jones — in the lineup because Aaron Judge wasn’t after being hit the game before — struck out for the old ballgame.

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