Yankees Sweep Orioles

Not a big crowd at the Yankee game. Moving the game from 1:00 PM to 8:PM may have prevented Yankee fans coming from New York by train to come to the game when they have to go to work the next day. Despite the small crowd of 17,000 the Yankee jerseys still seemed to outnumber the Oriole jerseys. It has been a long season for Oriole fans.

Another so so outing from Dylan Bundy. The former number one pick looks at best to be a number three starter. His fastball did hit 93 but he still got tagged for some early runs. Luke Voight launched Bundy for a two run homerun in the third. For Voight it was his third homerun of the year, all of them against the Orioles. The next inning Miguel Andujar ripped a line drive down the right field line for a two run double.

Luis Severino struggled with his command early in the game but still prevented the Orioles from scoring in the first four innings. The Orioles did load the bases with one out in the third on three singles, but Trey Mancini struck out and Adam Jones lifted a routine fly ball to right to end the threat. The next inning Severino struck out the side, his fastball hitting 97-98 on the radar.

In the fifth Severino walked Jace Peterson. Jace stole second when no middle infielder covered the bag and advanced to third on a ground out. Jonathon Villar hit a shallow fly ball to center. Peterson tagged and was fortunate Bret Gardner made a weak throw home that was off line and bounced four or five times before it reached home plate.

The Yankees scored again in the top of the sixth. Oriole killer Luke Voight hit a one out single off Cody Carroll. A walk moved him to second and on a flyout to right Luke tagged and reached third. This proved fortunate when Carroll bounced a pitch in the dirt that scooted past Caleb Joseph for a wild pitch that easily scored Luke. Without that tag up he may not have scored.

The Orioles tried to make a game of it in the sixth. Trey Mancini led off the inning with a homerun, depositing a pitch to the deepest part of the park in center field. After Severino retired the next two hitters Tim Beckham hit a slow grounder to Gleyber Torres, whose throw pulled Voight off the base. Chad Green replaced Severino. He gave up back to back singles to Renato Nunez and Jace Peterson to score one and cut the lead to 5-3. Green was able to strike out Caleb Joseph to keep the lead.

The Orioles threatened off Green in the seventh. Craig Gentry hit a one out single, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With one out the Yankees called on ex-Oriole Zach Britton to protect the lead. Zach Britton struck out Mancini, the second time he struck out with a runner on third and less than two out. Adam Jones grounded out to second to end the inning.

Britton retired the side in order in the eighth, turning the ball over to David Robertson, filling the closer role in the absence of Aroldis Chapman. Robertson walked one but picked up his fourth save.

Game Notes: Normally the Yankees do not have the names of their players on the back of their jerseys This was nickname “Player” weekend so the players wore jerseys with their nickname on the back of their jersey…There was a tribute to honor the life of John McCain, who passed away Saturday. There was a large applause from the crowd in celebration of his life…Myworld has to admit the music at Camden Yards is much cooler than what they play at Nationals Park…This was the fifth time the Orioles have been swept in four game series this year…Dylan Bundy gave up his 34th homerun of the year to Luke Voight. That is one shy of the most homeruns given up by an Oriole pitcher in franchise history.

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