Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Aaron Judge ripped a game-tying single before adding another tape-measure home run to his big league resume, driving in three runs to power the Yankees to an 8-4 victory over the Rays on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Facing a three-run deficit in the fifth inning, the Yanks scored eight straight runs to flip the script.
Judge’s sixth-inning single whistled past Jumbo Diaz into center field at 116.5 mph, according to Statcast™, part of a four-run frame against the Tampa Bay bullpen. The rookie slugger dispatched a 437-foot homer to Monument Park in the seventh, clearing the wall for the third straight game.
What a great win (except for one major issue)! Jordan Montgomery pitched pretty well in his first Major League game. Certainly well enough to feel perfectly fine about his next start. He basically made one mistake and he got crushed for it.
The Yankees coming back and winning going away was great to see. The only real downside of the game was that Brett Gardner injured himself on a freak play at first base where Rickie Weeks (who is not a first baseman by trade) bobbled a ball so he didn’t see Gardner barreling down on him and they had a nasty collision. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Gardner go into concussion protocol.
Ptyhag-wise, the Yankees must be pretty up there.
Hopefully Severino has a nice game tomorrow night.
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