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Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner homer in Yankees’ 8-7 win over the Orioles

This was a wild spring game!

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

So much for the Yankees not being able to beat teams like the Orioles! Too bad it’s only spring training and these games are meaningless. The Bombers fell behind early, but mounted an impressive comeback to secure the win. New York topped Baltimore by a score of 8-7.

For a full breakdown of the game, you can check out the box score here. In the meantime, I have three observations:

1. I think Aaron Judge and Brett Gardy are ready for the season. For the second time this spring, the outfielders each hit a home run in the same game. Judge’s two-run shot came in the first inning, and it looked effortless. Gardner followed with a two-run bomb of his own in the fourth. These guys seem to have their timing down.

2. How did the Yankees fall behind, you ask? Unfortunately the team got buried early because of another rough start by Jonathan Loaisiga. The right-hander allowed six runs in two innings. The most concerning part of his outing, however, was his inefficiency. Loaisiga labored through those two frames, requiring over 50 pitches to record six outs. Not a sharp night for the 24-year-old.

3. Lastly, the YES Network is promoting a Legends Series this spring. A number of different Yankees icons received opportunities to participate in the commentary booth. Willie Randolph has featured prominently of late, and he has a knack for announcing. Bernie Williams joined the crew for a few innings tonight, and David Wells will hop on the mic this weekend. Give me more of this.

Highlight of the Game

The Yankees are back in action tomorrow night against Bryce Harper and the Phillies. Unfortunately the game won’t be broadcast anywhere. How lame is that? We’ll have a game thread and recap, though, so don’t worry about missing out.