The Yankees scored 10 points for the second straight game, beating the Seattle Mariners, 10-4, Monday night to cap Memorial Day weekend.
Here are the takeaways…
– After a quiet first inning, the Yanks struck first in the second thanks to Jake Bauer‘ a double that brought home Harrison Bader who chose to start the frame.
– The Mariners quickly tied the game in the bottom half of the inning german domingobut New York got back to work against Bryce Miller in the third round. Gleyber Torres hit a first single up front Judge Aaron before the reigning AL MVP hit a commanding two-run home run that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
— Bauers extended the lead the next inning with a solo shot — his third of the season and New York’s second home run against Miller. In five previous starts this season, the rookie hadn’t allowed a home run in 31.1 innings and pitched particularly well at home, giving up no runs on four hits in two starts (12 innings) at the T -Mobile Park.
– But the Yankees weren’t done with Miller yet. In the fifth inning, New York sent nine men to the plate and crossed four runs, all charged to the 24-year-old who was retired after 4.2 innings. Willie Calhoun And Isiah Kiner-Falefa had the big hits in the inning, each hitting two-run doubles. The judge also hit a double in the inning and just missed his second homer of the night, hitting a ball high on the left field wall.
– On the mound, the German, put forward early, would not waste the opportunity. He allowed a home run to Julio Rodriguez in the fourth and a two-run single by Rodriguez in the fifth, but otherwise pitched well enough to record the win.
The German finished with 6.1 innings and allowed four earned runs on seven hits, three walks while striking out four and throwing 83 effective pitches (55 strikes).
–Judge didn’t miss his second home run of the night in the sixth inning, hitting another mammoth shot into left field and continuing his success in Seattle. Coming into play Monday, Judge had seven home runs and a 1.117 OPS in 16 games at T-Mobile Park.
In his last 15 games, Judge has hit 11 homers with a .393 average. His 17 home runs this season lead the American League.
– Not only did the judge hit two home runs at home plate, but he also stole a home run in the field, jumping up the wall and stealing Theoscar Hernandez from a home run in the eighth inning.
— The Yanks had a season-high 18 hits, and all but one starter had at least one hit.
— Bader left the game in the third inning with what the team called a strained right hamstring after batting a field single. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.
Yankees and Mariners continue three-game streak Tuesday night at 9:40 p.m.
HPL Nestor Cortes and HPR Logan Gilbert are the likely starting pitchers.