After two lopsided victories by both teams, the New York Yankees entered into the rubber game last night to see who wins the series. The Yankees hoped they would be victorious with Jameson Taillon on the mound for the Yankees and Matt Harvey of the Orioles trying to put down the Yankees. Instead, the Yankees ended up with a statement winning the game and the series 10-3. It was a big night for the Yankees, but it didn’t end there. All of the Yankees affiliates also won their games.
Pitcher of the month shows his stuff
The New York Yankees July Pitcher of the month, Jameson Taillon, carried his stuff into August last night. Taillon had a shaky first inning giving up 1 earned run. Another run scored on an E7 by Joey Gallo, but he was lights out from then on, holding the Baltimore Orioles to just three runs working into the seventh inning. He stuck out 10 Orioles while walking just one.
After Taillon left the game, the combination of Jonathan Loaisiga, who got the win, Clay Holmes, and Albert Abreu held the Orioles to just one hit striking out three.
The “Riz” does it again
Newly acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo put on quite a roadshow in Miami; he hit two home runs and drove in the winning run in the Yankees’ sweep of the Miami Marlins. Now he has brought his roadshow home to Yankee Stadium. Last night he homered again in the fourth for his third homer in just six games played. It’s called “Puttin on the Riz.”
Anthony Rizzo has had an RBI in every game he has played, being the first Yankee to do that in a hundred and seventeen years. In game one, he homered; in game two, he homered. in game three, he drove in the go-ahead run. In game four, he had an RBI, in game five, an RBI, and last night his third homer. Over the 6 game span, he has had 6 RBIs while going 8 for 20.
You can’t mention Rizzo without giving an honorable mention to outfielder and DH Giancarlo Stanton. During Rizzo’s run, Stanton has had 7 RBIs; however, his RBI’s came in just two games.
It’s not just at the Stadium
The New York Yankees had a big win last night at the Stadium, winning over the Baltimore Orioles 10-3, but it was also a big day/night for the Yankee affiliates, too, as each won their game.
Scranton RailRiders beat the Worcester Red Sox 7-3. CF Estevan Florial 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 K. 2B Andrew Velazquez 2-4, 2 R, 1 K, SB. Pitcher JP Sears 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 6 K — Triple-A debut. Nick Nelson pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief.
Somerset Patriots over the Bowie Baysox (Orioles) 6-2. SS Oswald Peraza 2-4, 1 R, 1 K. 1B Dermis Garcia 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K, he leads the Patriots with 22 homers this season. Pitcher Hayden Wesneski 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, he got the win.
Hudson Valley Renegades over the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) 3-2. LF Pat DeMarco 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K. 2B Oliver Dunn 1-3, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. Pitcher Mitch Spence 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K, he got the win.
Tampa Tarpons over the over the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) 2-1. CF Jasson Dominguez 1-3, 2 K. C Carlos Narvaez 1-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitcher Beck Way 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 8 K, he got the win. Minor league games are 6 inning games. Extra innings may be played under the league time and other game completion rules.
Note: Tonight at the Stadium, the Yankees start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Nestor Cortes Jr. will take the mound for the Yankees and Tyler Anderson for the Mariners.