Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles scoreless through the first six innings of the game. Tanaka had his first lead of the game in the bottom of the 6th when Aaron Judge hit his second home run in two days. The Orioles would take the lead back before Tanaka could record another out. Tanaka had been cruising through the first six innings, striking out seven, walking one and allowing only three hits.
In the 7th, Tanaka allowed a lead off walk to Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop. Adam Jones followed Schoop with a 2-run home run to give the Orioles their first lead of the game. Tanaka induced a ground ball from first baseman Chris Davis for the first out of the 7th. Next, Tim Beckham would hit a single off Tanaka, ending Tanaka’s night.
Chad Green came in to try and limit the damage, but instead ended up giving up his first two runs of the season. Green allowed three singles in the inning, putting the Orioles ahead 5-1
In total, Yankee pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts with only one walk against. Overall the pitching wasn’t too bad in this one.
Quiet Day for the Offense
Aside from Aaron Judge’s home run, the bats were fairly quiet. Although 3 of the 4 Yankee hits were for extra bases, that isn’t enough to win many games. In addition, Yankee hitters stranded 18 base runners in the game.
Didi Gregorius was 1 for 1 with 2 walks and a run scored. Neil Walker had an RBI single and a walk.
One positive is that the Yankees drew six walks in the game. Aside from that, it’s a new day tomorrow as CC Sabathia will take on Kevin Gausman of the Orioles at 7:05pm EDT.