Following a fantastic four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox, Mike Tauchman and the New York Yankees stayed hot against the Baltimore Orioles.
- New York Yankees 9 (73-39)
- Baltimore Orioles 6 (38-74)
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The New York Yankees were riding the momentum wave of a five-game winning streak when they rolled into Baltimore for a three-game set with the Orioles. Once again, the Mike Tauchman-led offense exploded. The Yankees won their sixth straight by a score of 9-6.
Through the first five innings of the game, Masahiro Tanaka was nothing short of excellent. Working with a new grip on his Splitter, he held the Orioles to one run through the first five. In that time, the Yankees offense built up a strong 6-1 lead.
ROMINE. KEEPS. HITTING. pic.twitter.com/Cd95DneZeT
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) August 5, 2019
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 6, 2019
Tauchman’s shot in the sixth inning established a new record for most home runs in a road ballpark for a season.
Tauchman hits his first career road homer to give the Yankees 30 home runs at Camden Yards this season, the MLB record for most home runs vs. any opponent on the road! pic.twitter.com/rmzqRBfR9o
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) August 6, 2019
In the sixth inning, Tanaka fell apart. The Orioles put up three runs before Tommy Kahnle came on in relief. Kahnle then surrendered a two run shot to Jonathan Villar to tie the game.
Following a scoreless seventh inning by Adam Ottavino, the Yankees offense roared back. Still fresh out of the bus leagues, Mike Ford unleashed a monster shot off lefty specialist Paul Fry.
Mike Ford saves the day, just as we all universally agreed that he would back in February pic.twitter.com/4FruBBxG7F
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) August 6, 2019
Then, after a hard single by Gardner, “The Sockman” struck again.
"Tauchman! The Sock Man! He hits a two-run homerun his second home run of the night!" pic.twitter.com/FLFTN5JLye
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) August 6, 2019
That proved to be all the Yankees needed, as Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman tossed two scoreless innings to close out the win.
Savage of the Game - Mike Tauchman
I have nothing but the sincerest apologies for Tauchman. I was livid when he was called up prior to the London Series instead of Clint Frazier. But since that call-up, Tauchman has been incredible. He’s raised his batting average to nearly .300 and he’s hitting the ball hard all over the field. Socking two big flies against the Baltimore Orioles is plenty to earn him “Savage of the Game”.
Of course with stats like there, he might be in the running for “Savage of the Month” …
Mike Tauchman MLB ranks since July 1:
.417 AVG (1st)
.470 OBP (1st)
1.170 OPS (6th)
.483 wOBA (4th)
9.3 wRAA (21st)
207 wRC+ (T-4th)
— Matt H. (@MattHanifan_) August 5, 2019