BALTIMORE — Right here was the Yankees’ reward to Jordan Montgomery, a four-run benefit earlier than he took the mound Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
However the lefty starter handed all of it again, after which some.
“Simply (stinks) as a result of the hitters gave me a lead and I sort of allow them to down,” Montgomery stated after a 10-6 Baltimore Orioles win earlier than 11,070 followers.
Chased after yielding 5 runs in three innings, Montgomery rapidly broken the Yankees’ possibilities of finishing a three-game sweep of the final place O’s.
Trey Mancini’s fourth-inning, RBI double off Michael King gave the Orioles a lead and so they by no means appeared again, whereas the Yanks could not clear up bulk reliever Bruce Zimmerman.
Nicely, one Yankee might.
Aaron Choose’s fourth homer in three video games this weekend was the one run allowed by the lefty Zimmerman over 5.2 innings.
Plus and minus
Earlier than the sport, the Yankees positioned middle fielder Aaron Hicks (left wrist) on the 10-day injured checklist and referred to as up veteran Ryan LaMarre.
Along with his tenth MLB group since turning into a second-round draft decide of the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, LaMarre went 0-for-3 because the beginning middle fielder.
Hicks faces the potential of surgical procedure to restore his torn tendon sheath; he returned to New York because the Yankees (22-18) moved on to Texas for a four-game collection after taking two of three video games from the Orioles (17-23).
The Yanks are 4-2 on this 10-game street journey, which started with a collection victory at Tampa Bay.
However they’ve had 9 completely different constructive COVID-19 outcomes returned by members of their touring celebration, together with one introduced Sunday to a workers member who was not recognized by the crew.
Shortstop Gleyber Torres, coaches Matt Blake, Phil Nevin and Reggie Willits and 4 staffers have been already quarantined within the Tampa Bay space after testing constructive for COVID earlier within the week.
Choose homers once more
Choose served because the Yankees’ designated hitter for the second straight sport, with Giancarlo Stanton (tight left quad) nonetheless listed as day-to-day.
Stanton didn’t play in any respect throughout the Orioles collection, although he took some swings indoors Sunday and will probably be re-evaluated Monday.
Choose (2-for-3, stroll) has stated he’d quite play proper subject than DH, including that he is bodily advantageous general.
Nonetheless, “I feel all people’s coping with one thing,” Choose stated. “The final time I used to be one hundred pc was possibly the primary day of spring coaching.
“It’s about managing and being on the market for the crew.’’
Choose (2-for-3, stroll) homered in all three video games of this collection, and his twelfth of the 12 months Sunday moved him right into a tie for the MLB lead.
And but, Montgomery handed again leads of 4-0 and 5-2, in his shortest outing of the season.
Baltimore’s two-strike method paid off in opposition to Montgomery, who additionally didn’t assist himself two wild pitches in Baltimore’s three-run third inning.
Two-out, RBI hits by Ryan Mountcastle (double) and Pedro Severino reduce the Yanks’ result in 4-2 within the first.
Mountcastle’s sacrifice fly, and RBI hits by Maikel Franco (double) and Freddy Galvis tied it 5-5 within the third.
Clint Frazier making good points
The Yankees jumped opener Adam Plutko for 4 runs within the first inning, the massive injury approaching back-to-back homers by Gary Sanchez and Clint Frazier with two out.
After Sanchez’s lengthy two-run homer to left, Frazier crushed one out to left-center for a 4-0 lead.
“It was wanted,’’ stated Frazier, who went 2-for-4 after digesting lots of pregame video of his swing with hitting coach Marcus Thames.
“I haven’t had lots of video games the place I begin off with successful,” Frazier stated. “That’s what I’ve been attempting to do for the final 30 video games, it appears like.’’
And in proper subject, Frazier flung himself towards the nook for one more spotlight reel catch.
“Assume it was my greatest catch thus far,’’ Frazier stated of laying out to rob Mancini of no less than a double main off the seventh.
“I feel folks suppose I dive for some balls that I don’t should. On that one, I feel we an all agree I wanted to dive for it.’’
Frazier appeared shaken up for a second, however he had rolled over on his sun shades, which snapped in two.
“They’re not Oakleys anymore,’’ Frazier stated. “They’re broke-lies.’’
Pete Caldera is the Yankees beat author for NorthJersey.com. For limitless entry to all Yankees evaluation, information, trades and extra, please subscribe as we speak and download our app.