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Yankees 9, Orioles 4: Aaron Judge hits two home runs

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Judge had a great night at the plate.

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees played the Orioles tonight and won 9-4. Since the game wasn’t televised, this recap will be pieced together with the help of the box score. It is ridiculous that every spring training game isn’t televised in the year 2018, but here we are.

Let’s start with the best part of tonight’s game: Aaron Judge. He had a great night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with TWO home runs and two walks. Seems like he’s ready for the season to get started. Check out the actual video clip below!

None of the other Yankee hitters were quite as good as Judge, but Brett Gardner had a two-hit night, and Didi Gregorius hit an RBI double. Some Yankees fans are worried that Greg Bird is off to a slow start, but he singled and knocked in two runs tonight. Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez both singled and walked. Sanchez also caught two runners attempting to steal second base.

As for the pitching, Luis Cessa started tonight’s game. He hasn’t been having a particularly good spring, and didn’t have the best outing. With two outs in the first inning, Cessa surrendered a solo home run to Jonathan Schoop to give the Orioles the early lead. He settled down for the next two innings, and even finished the night with four strikeouts, but he gave up two more runs in the fourth.

David Robertson took over for Cessa in the fifth and was the only other Yankee to give up a run tonight. Craig Gentry hit a leadoff single, then Luis Sardinas doubled to left to drive in the run. D-Rob was also charged with a wild pitch before he pulled it together and settled down. After getting Caleb Joseph to fly out, D-Rob struck out Tim Beckham and Trey Mancini on six straight pitches.

Jonathan Holder, Aroldis Chapman, and Chaz Hebert combined to toss four scoreless innings with five strikeouts to finish the game.

It feels like spring training has moved at a snail’s pace this year, but we are finally in the home stretch. There are just seven games left! The Yankees will take on the Twins tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone) at 1:05 on ESPN2. The new Sunday Night Baseball team will be calling the game, so you might want to tune in if you’re an A-Rod fan.