BALTIMORE – So far in this strange baseball season, there has been a four-month break due to the pandemic and labor disputes, followed by numerous rule changes and a constantly changing schedule.
But one thing remained the same: the Janks don’t seem to lose the Orioles.
After the Yankees blew up a five-point lead and saw the Orioles crash into the house at the bottom of the eighth, the Aaron referee held his own blow to save the Yankees victory 8-6.
It was the Yankees’ 18th straight victory over the Orioles – and the 17th consecutive Camden Yards.
“Just do the work,” the judge said during the fight.
Asked if he ever felt that his team was not being played, Aaron Boone said, “Absolutely not. Guys can hurt you up and down. That was the case tonight. “
No more than a referee who turned a 3-1fast ball from Cole Sulser and gave the Yankees the lead again.
But it was not easy.
Luke Voit’s first big hit gave the Yankees a 5-0 lead, but JA Happ, who fought a home run a year ago, gave up a couple of duels on Thursday during his first-season run.
The first was Hanser Albert’s first, and Rio Ruiz struck second.
The Yankees had a chance to increase their lead to eighth as Giancarlo Stanton continued his grueling start from a single walk and Aaron Hicks snatched a double. But Voit muttered and Gary Sanchez, still looking for his first season hit, did the same to eliminate the threat.
However, after the fifth Adam Ottavin closed with storm clouds and two boundless shots from Jonathan Loaisiga, the Yankees were in five places since the next victory when Pedro Severino took Loaisiga deep behind the two-point bullet at the bottom. eighth.
The Yankees didn’t walk for long.
Gio Urshela started the ninth top with a walk and moved on to second after DJ LeMahieu’s single from the right.
It was then that the judge, who struck his first master of the year on Wednesday, came face to face with a crowded Sulser and smashed him.
Zack Britton, saving for the second time in the year, began to close it without a penalty kick in nine games where the rain was delayed 94 minutes to the bottom of the sixth. Boone called the delay “not ideal,” given MLB protocols aimed at limiting team time in the park, but called the decision to continue the game “understandable.”
The Yankees have won three games in a row, two of which were not played against the Phillies over the weekend due to coronavirus problems as they hit the home opener on Friday against the Red Sox.
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Despite the uncertainty, the judge said the opening trip was “great.
“We play baseball,” the referee said. “It simply came to our notice then. There are a lot of things going on in the world, but coming back and playing basketball is something special. “
Boon called the start of the season “2020. Ish ”as he was filled with delays, rain delays and other unforeseen obstacles, but he was pleased with how it turned out.
“It was really unique,” Boone said of the trip. “But if you need a 4: 1 season, you accept it. These were not real excellent conditions. The guys had to make some adjustments. “
Including Happ, who took eight days off and would probably have spent more time in the game if the weather had turned around soon.
The 37-year-old said he was “a little rushed”, probably worried after we got on the board [in the first]. “
But he believes he will be able to solve problems – and knows that because of his own composition he can afford to make mistakes.
“We really trust our crime,” Happ said.