The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees will take to Yankee Stadium for the second time in two days on Tuesday evening. The Yankees made it a wire-to-wire win easily on Monday after breaking through in the 5th inning for 5 runs. They left the inning with a 6-0 lead, and that pretty well put the game on ice early. The way Jordan Montgomery was dealing on the bump, the Orioles weren’t able to generate any offense. Montgomery conceded 4 hits and no walks, also striking out seven opponents. Luis Cessa and Aroldis Chapman both allowed a walk each, though nothing else.
The Yankees were propelled by a Giancarlo Stanton grand slam to empty the bases with one swing of the stick. Stanton has already been hearing the boo birds out early this season at home. He silenced his doubters for a night, as he gave the Yankees a big lead in the 5th inning. With the win, the Yankees advanced to 2-2 on the season. They had a rough series against the Toronto Blue Jays, as they lost two of three games at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays might be a sneaky good team in the AL East this season. George Springer hasn’t made his Blue Jay debut yet, too.
The most promising sign for the Yankees on Monday wasn’t Stanton going deep for 4 RBI. Montgomery’s outing on the hill was the most impressive performance for the Yankees. It was a great sign to see Montgomery dealing. If Montgomery can stay hot this season, the Yankees are going to get a big boost throughout the season. The Yankees will send out Gerrit Cole for his second start of the 2021 campaign. He was upset on Opening Day in a 3-2 loss in a duel against Ryu. Cole wasn’t bad, but his 5 hits and 2 earned runs were the difference in the game. Ryu was just slightly better.
For the money that Cole is making, he has to be elite, or he’s going to get the Sonny Gray treatment. Gray was booed out of the Bronx, as he sympathizes with what Stanton is going through at the moment. The Orioles suffered their first loss of the season after an impressive 3-0 sweep over the Boston Red Sox. It’s a solid 3-1 start for the O’s, who will be looking to get back into the win column with Dean Kremer on the bump at Yankee Stadium tonight. Head below for our free Orioles vs. Yankees pick on April 6, 2021.
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Gerrit Cole has yet to win a Cy Young in his career, but he hopes he can get the ultimate honor in his second season with the Yankees. Cole was one of the best pitchers in the American League last season. He finished with an ERA of 2.84 and 0.96 WHIP. Opponents connected for a .197 batting average against Cole. It’s the third straight season that Cole has recorded an ERA below the 3.00 mark.
Considering the success that Cole has had since 2018 with the Astros, it’s surprising to see that he hasn’t won a Cy Young yet. He has certainly been in the discussion, though. Cole has been phenomenal against this Baltimore team in his career. They are hitting just .178 with a .221 OBP versus Cole in 80 at-bats. The native of Newport Beach likely comes through with a big performance against the O’s tonight.
Cole was terrific at Yankee Stadium in his first season in the Bronx. Yankee Stadium can be a tricky place to pitch with the short porch, but Cole managed to pick it up pretty quickly. Cole posted an ERA of 2.09 and 0.96 WHIP at home last season. The Yankees have a sizable advantage on the hill Tuesday night. Dean Kremer will do his best to keep pace with Cole in this one.
The rookie made four starts last season for some experience. He was alright with a 4.82 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through 18.2 innings. His form was well off the mark in spring training, and the stakes are about to get much higher tonight. Kremer had a 6.32 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 15.2 innings of spring training ball. This one might be closer than a 7-0 final, but I still like the Yankees to win by at least 2 runs to cash the runline.