Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees
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The New York Yankees put a Big Apple-sized beating on the Miami Marlins this evening to the tune of a 12-1 bludgeoning. 

After getting the weekend off in Detroit thanks to Mother Nature, the New York Yankees welcomed in the Miami Marlins this evening and just beat the fish out of them as they coasted to their eighth victory of the young season.

Luis Severino was simply stellar, pitching six innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. As for the offense, the Bomber bats really articulated the moniker; as the team scored runs in each of the first six innings, getting back to a game over .500 and tying the bow on their mini two-game winning streak.


Torrid Pace Against a Familiar Face

While Luis Severino cruised through the first inning, his former teammate and former Yankee Caleb Smith got the start for Miami and was forced to use 42 pitches just to get out of the first.

Brett Gardner led off the game with a single to left, advancing to third when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton followed with back-to-back walks. After Didi Gregorius popped out to the catcher for the first out, Gary Sanchez smoked a single off of Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas to score Gardner from third, making it an early one-run Yankee lead. Then after getting Aaron Hicks to pop out, Smith walked Tyler Austin with the bases loaded to force in a run to make it a two-run game.


While the Yankees only scored one run in the second inning, it was certainly one with some serious history attached to it.

With no one on and two down, His Excellency stepped up to the plate and did this.

The blast was Judge’s fourth of the season, but also made him the quickest to 60 home runs (197 AB) in the history of baseball. The previous record holder was Mark McGwire at 60 long balls in 202 at-bats. As Suzyn Waldman said on the WFAN broadcast of the contest, “So much for that sophomore slump thing.”

Hicks the Pick to Click

As Luis Severino appeared to not even be breaking a sweat as he cruised through the first three frames, Caleb Smith continued to take haymaker after haymaker from this potent Yankee offense.

Gregorius walked to begin the third, advancing to second on a Sanchez single to center. The next batter Aaron Hicks laced a double into the left-field gap that saw the ball roll all the way to the wall to score both runners to make it  5-0 Yankee advantage.

After using 84 pitches and walking Miguel Andujar for his fifth free pass of the evening, Marlins manager (and former Yankees great) Don Mattingly popped out of the dugout to grab his starter, Smith. Tyler Cloyd came on in relief and immediately got an inning-ending double play.

Yes In-Didi

Keeping the theme of scoring every inning going, the Bomber bats put two more runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Giancarlo Stanton was curiously drilled on the left knee to put a runner on for Didi Gregorius. And Sir Didi did not disappoint.

The two runs driven in by Didi brought his season total up to 15, keeping him on pace to surpass 100 RBI for what would be the first time in his major league career. In the era of the young and talented shortstop, Sir Didi is definitely asserting himself as one of the very best in the game.

Pouring It On

With the top of the order coming through to put up a seven spot on the subpar Miami pitching, the bottom of the order got in on the act and put some more crooked numbers up on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth.

Tyler Austin started the frame with a ringing double, scoring when the next batter Miguel Andujar followed suit with a double of his own. Ronald Torreyes then moved Miggy to third with a single, and then Cloyd loaded the bases with a walk to Gardner. Then Aaron Judge put another coin in the merry-go-round by lining a single into left to score Andujar to make it a 9-0 ball game.

After retiring both Stanton and Gregorius, Sanchez recorded his third hit of the night with a line-drive single that scored Toe and Gardner to make it an eye-popping 11-0 lead.

Sensational Severino

While the Marlins pitching staff was being knocked around the ballpark all night long, Luis Severino was utterly dominant as he led his team to their eighth victory of the season. Sevy scattered one hit and one walk while striking out eight as he was never in any trouble thought the course of his entire outing.

Needing to get some work in and regain some much-needed confidence, Adam Warren came on in relief of Sevy to start the seventh.

Didi Says “I’ll Have Another”

After Warren worked a scoreless seventh, Sir Didi Gregorius was at it again.

The long ball brought his season total to six, extending his RBI total to 16. If they were to give out MVP awards for the first three weeks of the season, Sir Didi would absolutely be a serious candidate, if not the favorite for the award.

There Goes the Shutout

Left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve came out to pitch the eighth and proceeded to let the shutout go by the boards. Bryan Holaday reached on an Andujar fielding error, advancing to second on a Miguel Rojas single. After a walk loaded up the bases, Justin Bour grounded out to score Holaday to make it a 12-1 contest, where the score would remain for the rest of the game.

It’s worth noting that Dellin Betances came on to work a scoreless ninth, but did give up a hit to Holaday in the process.

What’s Next

The Yankees and Marlins finish off this abbreviated two-game series tomorrow night in the Bronx.

New York trots out Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 5.19 ERA) to try and finish off the two-game sweep, looking to build off his rough but victories outing in Boston last week. To counter, the Marlins will send rookie Jarlin Garcia (0-0, 1.13 ERA) to the bump to try and even the series at a game apiece and get his first major league victory.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET and can be seen on the YES Network and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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