NEW YORK — All year long, despite their positive record, the Yankees have struggled to find consistent pitching from most of its starters. One pitcher, however, who has stepped up immensely for the squad in 2019 is Domingo German.
After earning his MLB-leading 16th win of the season earlier, the right-hander continues to assert himself as New York’s most reliable starting pitcher. Allowing only two runs in seven strong innings tonight against the Orioles, German proved he’s only getting better and more efficient as the season goes along.
As for the offense, they continued to dominate Baltimore pitching like they have all year. After dropping the final two games of a three-game set to open the season, New York has won an astounding 15 games in a row against its division foes. And like always, the offense did damage.
DJ LeMahieu jumped on the first pitch of the game from John Means and drove it deep to left field for a leadoff home run. And that was just the beginning of it.
Gio Urshela had three more hits in this one, driving in a run in the fourth inning with a single. With his average now at .336, it will be interesting to see if Urshela can earn enough at-bats to qualify and challenge LeMahieu for the batting title.
With a total of 15 hits, everyone in the line-up earned a hit with Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine, Mike Tauchman stroking for multiple hit efforts.
Most of the damage was done in a four-run fourth inning against a combination of Means and reliever Miguel Castro.
4th Inning hit parade 🙌 pic.twitter.com/lsTUN1zE5z
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The Orioles did score three runs tonight, with all three scoring off of solo home runs. With all of them, however, New York had immediate answers to pull away from the O’s and breeze to the victory.
Notably, right-hander Adonis Rosa made his Major League debut tonight, pitching two solid innings to close things out.
The Bombers go for the sweep and their 16th win in a row against Baltimore, tomorrow with J.A. Happ on the mound against Dylan Bundy.
Current Yankees Record: 80-41