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About Last Night: Orioles 9, Yankees 6

by Derek McAdam

May 25, 2023

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The New York Yankees dropped the second game of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 9-6, with their record falling to 30-21.


Quick Stats:

W: Mike Baumann (4-0)

L: Jimmy Cordero (3-2)

S: Felix Bautista (12)


The Big Story:

The Yankees were able to begin the scoring in the 3rd, with a two-run home run by Gleyber Torres, his 8th of the season. However, in the 4th, Ryan Mountcastle hit his 11th home run of the season to cut the Yankee lead to 2-1. In the 5th, Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a two run home run to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead, while Torres followed up with a solo home run to give the Yankees a 5-1 lead.


However, the Orioles were able to rally in the 7th. Adam Frazier hit a three-run home run to cut the Yankee lead to 5-4. Gunnar Henderson then hit a two-run double to give the Orioles the 6-5 lead, followed by a Mountcastle sacrifice fly to give the Orioles a 7-5 lead. Anthony Santander then knocked in a run, while Austin Hays then followed up with an RBI single to give the Orioles a 9-5 lead. Anthony Rizzo then hit an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit to 9-6, but it was not enough to give the Yankees the win.


Player of the Game:

Adam Frazier delivered the big hit for the Orioles in the 7th that allowed them to rally, as he was also able to pick up 3 RBIs in the process.


Notable Performances:

Gleyber Torres had a big night for the Yankees with two home runs, while Austin Hays had a multi-hit game for the Orioles. The Orioles’ bullpen also did a solid job of shutting down the Yankees.


Better to Forget:

Jimmy Cordero will want this game back. He was not on top of his game, and ended up blowing a significant lead for the Yankees. Hopefully, he is able to rebound from this loss.


My Take:

It’s another bad loss for the Yankees, but it is one that they shouldn’t put too much stock into. Sure, the bullpen had a brutal night, but they’ve been one of the best so far this year. It’s tough to blame the offense when they put up six runs for the team, so there is no reason to put the blame on them. The best thing to do is look forward to tonight’s game and rebound from the frustrating loss. Let’s see what transpires tonight.


What’s Next?:

The Yankees and Orioles will face off in the rubber game match in this three-game series tonight, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST at Yankee Stadium. Kyle Gibson is scheduled to start for the Orioles, while Clarke Schmidt is scheduled to start for the Yankees,

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Dale Mather
Dale Mather
May 25, 2023

Agreed! I do think Boonehead was trying to get more pitches from Nestor as he had 2 innings worth left easy. I'm sure they would have won had Volpe made the play and turned the double play and I'm sure they would have won if Cordero had started the inning but had he started the inning and was tanked we would have blamed Boone for pulling Nestor. It seemed to me a good time to pull him as hitters have not been getting fooled the 3rd time through the order. Recently he has began struggling through the 2nd time.

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
May 25, 2023

Moreover, in typical fashion, after the Rizzo RBI, the Yankees had bases loaded, one out -- in other words, the tying run on base and the go-ahead run at the plate. They got nothing.


I have a theory that GL/BL=1, that is, the ratio of good luck to bad luck is 1-to-1, so if you have insanely good luck, it's due to come back to bite you as equally bad luck. Boone used up all his good luck with IKF's 7 TBs, Gleyber's 2 Dingers and 6 innings of Nasty Nestor. Bad luck came roaring back with Nothing Nestor, and Cordero and Abreu pitching like Franchy and Bobby, not to mention various defensive lapses. It was a disgusting display wor…

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fuster
May 25, 2023

Boone tried to ride a lead last night.


hoped that Cortes and the bottom half of his bullpen could make it stand up.


kept from using King, Peralta and Holmes.


it was unsuccessful


and only worthwhile if the bullpen is instrumental in securing a win in today's game


and the Yankees win 2 of 3 against Baltimore

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