Oh Camden Yards. You always come around right when a star player in the Yankees’ lineup could use a tune-up. Yesterday’s recipient of Camden magic was Aaron Judge, who swatted two balls to opposite ends of the field, and those runs ended up mattering big time. Judge’s bombs were the difference in Gio Urshela’s pinch-hit, three-run blast being the game-winning blast rather than just a neat moment in an eventual loss. Speaking of the moment, Urshela came up clutch to steal a game away from the Orioles when he’s not even 100 percent at the moment, and that deserves a major salute.
The Yankees will try to make it five straight series wins with another W tonight, and we’ll have a game thread and recap for all the action, but before that you can check out the latest articles we’ve got lined up for you. I’ll start the day off with the minor league recap, featuring another pair of homers from Oswald Peraza, and Tom will follow with a look into Justin Wilson’s disappointing return to pinstripes. Kevin reflects on Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak on the 80th anniversary of its beginning, Cooper investigates how Gary Sánchez’s latest tweaks have helped him, and Matt provides an update on this year’s minor league promotional material.
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Time: 7:05 p.m. EST
TV: YES, MASN
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
1. Will the Yankees promote an internal option to be the fourth outfielder if Hicks needs surgery, or will they make a deal?
2. Is Gio Urshela the most unexpected find the Yankees have gotten over the last decade? Who else comes close?