Mike Tauchman
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The New York Yankees won their seventh straight game on the back of none other than Mike “The Sock Man” Tauchman.

Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, and Johnny Appleseed. What do these three have in common? None of their stories even come close to matching the legend of Mike Tauchman.

En route to a 9-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees‘ seventh win in a row, Tauchman continued to dominate the game of baseball. The Sock Man opened the game’s scoring in the third inning with yet another homer.

DJ LeMahieu and Didi Gregorius would also homer in the inning to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

As you can clearly see, Gregorius’ moonshot caused no less than $3 million worth of structural damage to the city of Baltimore.

Immediately afterward, the Orioles scratched across two runs to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Then, fellow “next man up” Austin Romine kicked off a huge night at the plate. A two-RBI double in the fourth inning gave the Yankees a 5-2 lead. Romine would later hit a solo homer and another double to end the night 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

But this game was still all about the legend of Mike Tauchman.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Tauchman showed off his athleticism with a 16-foot vertical leap to rob Pedro Severino of a home run.

Ryan Ruocco is 100% right. Mike Tauchman can do it all.

Of course, The Sock Man wasn’t done there. Following Romine’s second double of the night, Tauchman ripped a double of his own to drive him in.

Then he went and stole third and in an act of pure mercy, decided not to steal home as well.

For good measure, Brett Gardner and Cameron Maybin added solo shots of their own in the ninth.


Following the 9-4 win, the Yankees improved to 10-0 when deploying an opener. The one negative to take away from Tuesday’s game is that Gleyber Torres exited early for the second time this week with core issues.

Savage of the Game — Mike Tauchman

The title of this article is “The legend of Mike Tauchman grows, New York Yankees win 7th straight.” The “Savage of the Game” award goes to the obvious player.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.