Hmmm. Maybe I can be a motivational speaker.
This week, I’ve written how 21 games into the season, Brett Gardner didn’t have an RBI yet.
That changed yesterday when Gardner homered his first two times up. He drove in 4 runs in the Yanks’ 12-4 win over Baltimore.
Austin Romine drove in 5 runs, and Aaron Judge hit another HR.
The Yanks and Orioles were tied for first place entering the game, and the Yanks’ win puts them all alone in first place at 15-7. After a 1-4 start, the red-hot Yanks have won 14 of 17.
Gardner led of the bottom of the first with his first HR and first RBI of the season.
In the second, Romine made it 2-0 with a SF, and Gardner followed with a 3-run HR (2) to make it 5-0.
Austin Romine singled in two in the fourth to make it 7-0.
After the Orioles got two unearned runs in the top of the sixth, Romine hit a 2-run HR (2) in the bottom of the sixth to make it 9-2.
In the seventh, Didi Gregorius doubled in a run, and Aaron Judge hit a 2-run HR (10) to make it 12-2. Baltimore got two runs in the ninth before the Yanks closed out the 12-4 win.
Pineda (w, 3-1, 3.14) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Warren 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.68
Layne 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.40 Gave up a 2-run HR.
If I got Gardner going, maybe now I can get Bird going. He’s at .107. LOL.