The New York Yankees completed the series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball.
The New York Yankees have gotten off to an excellent start at Yankee Stadium this season. They swept the Tampa Bay Rays to begin the week, and ended it with another sweep. The Yankees finished off a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball, pushing their record to 6-0 at home to begin the season.
The Yankees did all of their damage against two pitchers, with a vast majority of it coming in two innings. Adam Wainwright was unable to get anything going, as the Yankees had at least one base runner in every inning he pitched.
The Yankees hit Wainwright hard in the second inning. Aaron Judge hit a RBI triple that scored Chase Headley. Judge was knocked in when Greg Bird launched his first home run of the season. It was not a cheap homer for Bird either, as it was measured at 444 feet.
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The Yankees would strike again in the bottom of the fifth inning. Aaron Hicks hit his third home run of the season to push the Yankees lead to three runs. Wainwright would allow two more singles to Starlin Castro and Headley before being taken out of the game.
Wainwright finished the game with 4.2 innings pitched, allowing four runs on 10 hits and two walks, adding four strikeouts. Wainwright’s record on the season dropped to 0-3 and his ERA sits at a brutal 7.24.
The rest of the Yankees damage was done against Miguel Socolovich in the eighth inning. Socolovich did not record an out in the game. He was credited with five runs allowed, as he allowed three hits and two walks before being lifted from the game.
Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes provided the big blows. Both had two-RBI doubles in the inning. The final run was scored on a sac fly from Hicks.
The Yankees offense provided more than enough production from Michael Pineda. Pineda flirted with a perfect game in his last start. He wasn’t nearly as perfect this time around, but pitched a strong game nonetheless.
Pineda fired seven strong innings, surrendering only two runs on six hits and one walk. He added six strikeouts as well, putting together back-to-back strong starts for the Yankees.
The Yankees will look to keep their winning streak going tonight when they begin a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox. Rookie Jordan Montgomery will be making his second career start and will be opposed by Derek Holland.