Spark up another remarkable comeback victory for the Pinstripes!
The theme of this injury riddled season has been “Next man up” and on Monday night, the first place New York Yankees roared back from being down 6-1 against the Orioles. Despite another rough outing from J.A Happ, the “Baby Bombers” were able to have a 4-run 9th inning and tack another double digit scoring game as they defeated Baltimore 10-7.
“It was the epitome of a team win,” said Yankees newcomer, and 13-year major league veteran, Cameron Maybin
It was the definition of a team win as Gleyber Torres had another 2-home run game. DJ LeMahieu enjoyed another multi-hit game. Brett Gardner and Cameron Maybin hit some clutch singles to put runners in scoring position. Aaron Hicks also showed that he is getting back to form.
But the hero of the night went to Gary Sanchez, who hit a 3-run, two out 9th inning home run when the score was tied.
Since coming off the injured list on April 24, Sanchez has been doubting the naysayers by crushing seven home runs in the 19 games he’s played.
Sanchez’s three-run, 385-foot blast to left in the ninth was exactly what the Yankees needed as they took an unanswered 10-7 lead. His big blast was his third career go-ahead homer in the ninth inning or later, which is most on the Yankees current roster. Despite striking out 3 times and grounding out into a game ending double play vs Tampa on Friday, the confidence of Yankees Skipper Aaron Boone has never wavered for “Scary” Gary.
“When Gary goes up there and throws a good at-bat, he’s as dangerous as anyone in the world,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “So that’s always my cry to him: Just go out and have a good at-bat, and the results will take care of themselves.”
Small ball, good defense, and aggressive base running has been the theme of this latest Yankees roster, but over the last two games, the offense has been able to manufacture 23 runs. Don’t look now but Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius are expected back sooner rather than later and Aaron Judge has been able to resume baseball activities. Boone is chomping at the bit to get his guys back.
“Looking forward to all of them getting back,” Boone said. “They’ve all been a part of what we do. Most of our guys have been involved in our preparation every day, our helping each other along, being part of the camaraderie of the group. Over the long haul of the season, 162 games, you want to get your dudes back in there, so I look forward to getting them all back at some point.”
Tune in tonight at 7:05PM on 640AM as the Yankees look to continue their dominant hitting streak against the Baltimore Orioles and increase their A.L East lead!