New York Yankees Bomber Buzz, 4/10/17: Matt Holliday Walks Into History
Apr 9, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrates after the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. New York Yankees won 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees avoided the sweep in Baltimore but have more problems on their hands in this edition of the Bronx Buzz.

Welcome to the world of the New York Yankees, where success is expected and championships rain down on the town with great frequency. This world of the Yankees has changed a little since the last time we met.

The Yankees squeaked out a victory against the Baltimore Orioles, despite struggling to get a hit in the first few innings off of Wade Miley. The best part about the comeback by the Yankees is that it came late in the game off some seemingly unhittable relievers.

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Overcoming a 3-0 deficit at the hands of their American League East rivals started with a two-run triple from shortstop Ronald Torreyes and ended with the Yankees exploding for four runs off of Darren O’Day.

Aaron Judge also added two RBIs on the afternoon, one coming off a solo shot in the eighth inning to tie the game.

While it’s easy to get overshadowed, there is one important stat to look for. Matt Holliday may have gone 0-0 this afternoon, but he got on base all five times.

After getting his 2,000th hit on Saturday, it might be safe to say that maybe the Orioles just didn’t want to pitch to him? Either that or Holliday showed incredible poise and patience at the plate and put them in a position to win.

Either way, Holliday made history and joined some of the greatest names in sports. That is your obscure, incredible fact for the day.

While all was good on the field, the news surrounding Greg Bird simply got worse. While Bird is sitting out for the ankle, he also might not make the big Opening Day start this afternoon.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Bird’s ankle kept him out but his illness might keep him out even longer.

Unsure of the exact diagnosis, I think it’s safe to say that he might simply have the avian flu. What else would a Bird get?

We’ve also clarified that he is, indeed, an actual bird. Just ask Brett Gardner.

After handing the Orioles their first loss of the season, the Yankees will return home to show just what home-field advantage is all about.

And remember, it may be an early victory but don’t forget to flex those muscles and brag about it a little. This guy definitely did.

Happy Monday and may the Yankees crank out another win for old time’s sake.

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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.