Grab your brooms, the Yankees just swept a four-game series in Baltimore! Today’s win was their fifth straight, and their third series sweep against the Orioles this year. It got ugly towards the end, but they still found a way to win. We’ll have a full recap up shortly. Here are some highlights in the meantime.
Winner(s) of the Game
It looked like Masahiro Tanaka was destined for an early hook after loading the bases in the second inning. He worked out of the jam having allowed just one run, however, and made it through six innings. Tanaka kept them in the game and saved the bullpen.
Down by one run in the fifth, it was Clint Frazier who finally got the Yankees on the board with a solo shot to left field. The following inning, the Bombers had two on with two outs and Gio Urshela at the plate. Inexplicably, the third baseman did his thing once again, knocking in two runs on a line drive.
Urshela now 7 for 14 this season with two outs and RISP— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 23, 2019
This is absurd.
Finally, Aaron Hicks deserves credit for walking to push in the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Honorable Mention: Luke Voit
Loser of the Game
Heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, all the Yankees needed to do was get six outs from the bullpen and limit the Orioles to three or less runs. That task proved too difficult. Instead, Jonathan Holder issued back-to-back leadoff walks, and surrendered an RBI single. Tommy Kahnle took over and gave up a three-run bomb to tie up the game in the eighth inning. Thankfully, the offense picked them up and put together a run in the ninth.