The Yankees mounted a huge comeback for a fun and memorable win last night, and roughly 14 hours later, they're back at it this afternoon with another game. Austin Romine, the No. 9 batter, also went deep and knocked in five runs.
Looking to continue the trend in the right direction on Saturday, Machado was 1-4 with a walk, run scored and he hit the ball well with several solid at-bats that ended in outs.
Given Judge's attention-grabbing home runs, it wouldn't be surprising to see Fox push for Judge to be included in the field at Miami for the Home Run Derby on July 10.
And all this without injured catcher Gary Sanchez, who did his own Babe Ruth impression as a rookie a year ago with 20 homers and a whopping 1.032 OPS in 53 games.
The Yankees got on the board in the top of the first on a Gardner home run.
NY rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery allowed three runs and three hits in five-plus innings.
"If we'd have won seven in a row, I probably would have left Jeurys out there, because that's what he's here to do", Collins said.
In a game that included its share of unusual moments, the Orioles ultimately escaped Gotham with a 7-4 win over the Yankees in 11 innings, salvaging the series finale, but not before New York's tying runs came in to score after a questionable balk call; manager Buck Showalter was ejected; the Yankee Stadium lights turned on, then off, then on again; and a Yankee pitched in the ninth, played first base in the 10th and pitched again in the 11th. "He has the ability to hit a popup that will go 370 feet and be gone, where another guy hits a ball like that and it's going to go 320 and it's going to be an out".
After the Yankees put down the Red Sox on the strength of a Maddux from Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday night, they welcomed the Orioles into Yankee Stadium for what figured to be a hotly contested weekend series between two divisional rivals. The Yankees' longest tenured player is a catalyst to the lineup and there has been a vast difference from his slow start of past year. "Usually I'm better about staying inside myself and giving that max effort, but today, I just tried to make everything nasty, and I just got myself into trouble". "So it's nice to get that first one out of the way". The icing on the cake for Romine came later when he hit a two-run shot off Vidal Nuno with a man on. Brett Gardner, who entered the game with no home runs and no runs batted in yet in 2017, hit two shots, one of which landed in the second deck in right field, and the other a scorcher into the bullpen, to drive in the Yankees first four runs.
At 470 feet, Manny Machado drilled the longest home run so far this season.
One game earlier, Judge opened up the Yankees' series against the Orioles with the first two-homer game of his career on April 28. Judge also walked twice and singled during a ideal afternoon at the plate. Gardner said it was that type of insane series when you go back to that comeback of Friday night. In the eighth, NY shortstop Didi Gregorius made a spinning throw on a grounder up the middle - with second baseman Starlin Castro nearby feigning a scoop and toss of his own.
Astros third baseman Yuli Gurriel continued his red-hot form by collecting three hits with two runs scored, a home run and two RBIs in a 9-4 win against the Athletics. That being said the Yankees have a share of first place, Gary Sanchez is on the Disabled list with Shortstop Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge has been unreal.
The Yankees had runners at first and second when O'Day attempted to pick Starlin Castro off second base. "You want to be excited about it because there is a lot of enduring there - mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually", Joseph said.
Zach Britton will pitch an inning Sunday for Bowie on his path back from injury. He is to start a rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nationals starter and loser Stephen Strasburg (2-1) gave up six hits and three runs with just two strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.
Still, he managed to reach base in eight straight plate appearances over Saturday and Sunday and went 5-for-9 with three homers and six walks in the series against the Orioles.