About Yesterday: Orioles 9, Yankees 6
By Derek McAdam
May 20, 2022
The Yankees lost a tough one yesterday afternoon, losing to the Orioles 9-6 on an Anthony Santander walk-off three-run home run.
Quick Stats - WP: Felix Bautista (1-1) LP: Lucas Luetge (1-1)
Anthony Rizzo: 2-for-4, 2 Runs
Giancarlo Stanton: 2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Big Story - There was a lot of offense in this game with several home runs, including Stanton’s home run to left field, the first home run hit by an opposing team since the renovations in left field at Camden Yards. Jordan Montgomery did not have his best start, and Miguel Castro and Lucas Luetge both struggled after having six consecutive days off.
Player of the Game - Santander has not been hitting well this season, but he has dominated the Yankees, going 3-for-4 yesterday with the game-winning home run.
Notable Performances - Stanton and Rizzo both had solid performances for the Yankees, while Isiah Kiner-Falefa delivered with a two-run single in the 6th. Trey Mancini and Tyler Nevin also had multi-hit games for the Orioles.
Better to Forget - Aaron Hicks continues to struggle at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. His batting average is down to .196, as he was at .270 just a couple of weeks ago.
My Take - The Yankees lost a tough one today, but they still managed to take three games from Baltimore on the road and come back to Yankee Stadium having won six of their eight road games on this trip. The Yankees can’t win them all, but they have still managed to win nine straight series.
It’s now time to go back to New York and continue to play good baseball and win more games. While many players on this team are streaky hitters, Hicks looks absolutely lost. Luckily, the Yankees have enough hitters who are good enough to overshadow two bad hitters, but something has to change. The past two weeks have been abysmal for Hicks, and it has shown lately. Hopefully, he can recover from this bad streak.
Next Up - The Yankees head back home to take on the Chicago White Sox for three games, beginning tonight at 7:05 pm. Dallas Keuchel is set to take the mound for the White Sox while Nestor Cortes is scheduled to start for the Yankees.