Orioles at Yankees: Open scoreboard watch thread
Here’s the place to chat if you’re watching the Yankees and Orioles game. Personally, I’m rooted for the Orioles to win so the Mariners win tonight, what I manifest in existence really matters. Let’s go birbs! Make sure the Mariners win it. Alternatively: Let’s go Yankees! Mariners fans have suffered enough. Either option is valid.
Score update for those of you just checking in: Baltimore is up 1-0 on a Ryan Mountcastle RBI single in the first, but that was it despite some base traffic against Domingo German. Aaron Judge struck out in the first, and the Yankees lost 1-2-3 to Jordan Lyles. Austin Hayes started the second with a brace, but the Orioles were unable to push him through. Go bitches! The Yankees arrive at the end of the second.
Update, 5:30 a.m. PT: The Yankees recovered one in the fifth on a solo home run by Oswaldo Cabrera, tying the score at 1-1. In the top of the sixth, Germán walked Rutschman and Santander to open the inning; the two runners then moved up to third on a groundout. Zach Britton comes to replace Germán and try to stifle the threat.
Update: Britton didn’t quell the threat and could actually be quite hurt as he walked the only hitter he faced and then threw a wild pitch that set up a run before going out with the coach. Ron Marinaccio came in and put down the Orioles uprising, so it’s down to the bottom of the sixth in a game that was moving at light speed but has now slowed down a bit.
Update, 6:30 a.m. PT: Things remain at 2-1. Aroldis Chapman is for the Yankees; Jordan Lyles, at 104 pitches, is likely done for the day, so the Orioles will also head to their bullpen.
Update, 7:02 a.m. PT: The score is still 2-1. The O’s again chased Lyles in the bottom of the eighth (why!) then immediately lifted him after allowing a single to Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Felix Bautista came in and intentionally walked Aaron Judge, earning a really big boo for his troubles, but was able to get around that traffic and hold the Orioles’ slim lead. Each team has three additional outs to work with.
Update, 7:16 a.m. PT: Scott Effross cleared some base traffic with a walk and a single, but Adley “not the ROY” Rutschman retired to end the inning. Down the ninth!
Update, 7:24 a.m.: DL Hall just came out and pushed, bringing Stanton out weakly, hitting old foe Marwin González on a swing and hitting Oswaldo Cabrera four-pitch. The Orioles win, 2-1, and the fate of the Mariners is in their own hands – for tonight, at least.