Friday, September 2, 2016

Green Injured As Yanks Get Pounded in O's Series Opener, 8-0

On a beautiful night in Camden Yards, the New York Yankees were obliterated by the Baltimore Orioles in game one of the three-game weekend set. Chad Green got the start for New York and didn't make it out of the second inning, going down with an injury before the flood gates opened. Getting the call and the win for the Orioles was Dylan Bundy. improving to 8-5 in an outting that his offense did all the work for him.

While Green worked a scoreless first despite loading the bases, Baltimore kept the offensive pressure on the young righty in the bottom of the second as they broke the game wide open. J.J. Hardy started the rally by smoking a ball into left-center for a one out double. With two outs, Adam Jones lobbed a single into center, scoring Hardy and giving the O's a one run lead. The next batter Pedro Alvarez then launched a two run blast that one-hopped the Warehouse on Eutaw Street in right to open their lead up to three. After issuing a walk to Manny Machado, Gregorius signaled to the dugout, calling for Girardi and the teams trainer to come and get an apparently injured Chad Green, departing with what was later reported as a right elbow injury. Nick Goody was given as much time as he needed to take over for the injury, and probably should've taken a little longer as he promptly served up an absolute bomb to Chris Davis to put the Orioles on top 5-0. The very next batter Mark Trumbo smashed his Major League leading 41st homerun of the season, going back to back with Davis to give the Birds a sizable six run second inning advantage.

Baltimore added to their already wide margin in the bottom of the fourth. Kirby Yates came on to replace Goody and immediately walked Pedro Alvarez, who scored when Manny Machado spanked the fourth O's longball of the night to make it an 8-0 ballgame.

Neither team would make any more offensive noise as the game ended at 8-0. This was definitely not the way that the Yanks or their fans wanted to start this series that has such large playoff implications.

Let's hope the boys in pinstripes can turn it around tomorrow in game two, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM/EST.

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