Mother Nature HATES the New York Yankees and does not want them to play their games. It is June 4th and the Yankees have to ALREADY make up SIX rain outs after TWO of their games from this weekend were Rained Out. The Yankees were in Baltimore to take on the Orioles and they DESTROYED the O’s in the TWO games that they played in UGLY conditions. The Yankees will make up TWO of their SIX Rain Outs today when they take on the Tigers in Detriot for a SPLIT Double Header. Weather has NOT favored the Yankees thus far this season, having to SIX games being Postponed or Suspended by June 4th is NOT ideal, but there is NOTHING the Yankees can do about it other than BEATING up on Opponents when they do ACTUALLY get on the field.
Yankees- Orioles Series Recap-
Game 1- Rained Out- Will be Made up on July 9th
Game 2- The Yankees and the O’s finally got on the field on Friday Night and with Sonny Gray pitching for the Yankees in Home Run FRIENDLY Stadium, the ball was going to be FLYING early in the game. Gray gave up a Home Run to Manny Machado in the FIRST inning, who has been KILLING the Yankees this season and all Yankee fans were expecting the WORST. Gray calmed down for the rest of the game and the Machado Home Run was the ONLY run he gave up the entire game. Gray has been very SPOTTY thus far this season, if he can be more CONSISTENT then the Yankees will have themselves a really GOOD starter at the Back end of the Rotation.
Gleyber Torres was named the AL Rookie of the Month for the month of May and he started off the month of June with a game TYING hit in his FIRST At-Bat of the month. Greg Bird, who has missed the MAJORITY of the season has been RAKING since he came back and he drove in the SECOND run of the game on a Triple to give the Yankees the lead. Aaron Judge continued to DOMINATE the Orioles and hit a LONG home run to extend the lead and give the Yankees a 4-1 WIN on Friday Night.
Game 3- Mother Nature was in play AGAIN on Saturday Afternoon, the game was DELAYED for almost TWO hours but once the game got started, the Yankees continued to DOMINATE the Orioles. Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for the Yankees and he was NOT great giving up FOUR runs, but THREE of those came on Solo Home Runs, so he has done a GOOD job in limiting the runners on base. Tanaka has given up the MOST Home Runs in the Majors since 2016 but the Yankees are 5-0 in the last FIVE completed games that he has started so the Yankees are NOT worried about Tanaka just yet.
Miguel Andujar leads ALL rookie in EXTRA Base Hits and he EXTENDED his lead on Saturday having a DOUBLE and a TWO Run Home Run that gave the Yankees the lead EARLY in the game. Giancarlo Stanton has STRUGGLED lately but he hit a TWO run Bomb to EXTEND the lead. The Orioles were TERRIBLE in the field which allowed the Yankees to CRUISE to a 8-5 WIN.
Game 4- Rained Out- Will be Made up on August 25th.
The Orioles are the WORST team in baseball so beating up on them is NOT a big deal for the Yankees but fixing the STRUGGLES of some of the players on the team is a BIG deal. Sonny Gray’s start on Friday Night was a HUGE boost to his confidence for the rest of the season, Gray needs to pitch GREAT for the Yankees to succeed and the start on Friday can ONLY help him in the long run.
Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius have been TERRIBLE lately but BOTH had a great weekend. Stanton had that TWO run Home Run that may have fixed his slump and Didi QUIETLY has been on a FIVE game Hitting Streak. Both Stanton and Didi hit in the MIDDLE of the Yankees order so they need to RAKE for the Yankees to continue to have the BEST record in baseball. If Gary Sanchez can FIX his woes over the next couple of weeks than the Yankees will be FIRING on all cylinders.
The Yankees continue to take on LAST place teams when they take on the Detroit Tigers for TWO games Today. The Yankees won the FIRST game of this series back in the MIDDLE of April and they will look the SWEEP the Tigers by winning BOTH games Today.
Yankees- Tigers Pitching Match Ups-
Game 1: Today- Domingo German vs Mike Fiers
Game 2: Tonight- Luis Severino vs Sandy Baez
Domingo German has been TRASH in last few starts but starting against the TERRIBLE offense of the the Tigers should help him get off the SLUMP while Luis Severino continues to DOMINATE his opponents and should have NO problems against the Tigers.