DJ Lemahieu has big night as Yankees smack Orioles again

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DJ LeMahieu thought he had ball four. He appeared to be right.

But then home plate umpire Tom Hallion called strike two and gave LeMahieu another chance to come through in the clutch with his bat instead.

LeMahieu delivered, drilling a single up the middle to break a tie game in the seventh inning and send the Yankees to a 10-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night in The Bronx.

Jameson Taillon continued a strong run on the mound with a season-high 10 strikeouts in 6 ¹/₃ innings, leaving the game in a 3-3 tie before LeMahieu opened the floodgates to lift the Yankees (58-49) to their seventh series win in their last eight tries. Adding in another big night from Anthony Rizzo, they won for the seventh time in their last nine games — improving to 16-8 since July 6, tied for MLB’s best record in that span — to keep pace with the Athletics and stay two games back of the final playoff spot in the American League.

“[Confidence is] high,” LeMahieu said. “We’ve been really building after the All-Star break and we added some really good players. We’re really excited.”

After a rough July, in which he had just three multi-hit games, four extra-base hits and six RBIs, LeMahieu is quickly making up for it in August. He went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs Wednesday — including the game-tying and go-ahead hits — giving him back-to-back multi-hit nights, three extra-base hits and five RBIs over the last two games alone.

“If we get DJ going like we’ve seen over the last couple years atop our order to set the table for everyone, that’s huge,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I do feel like he’s got a couple of really good months in him. He’s starting to find some more holes. If he can continue to do that, we know he’s kind of a machine up there at the top. He’s critical to what we’re doing.”

Soon after LeMahieu put the Yankees ahead 4-3 in the seventh, Giancarlo Stanton broke the game open with a three-run bloop down the right-field line. Gleyber Torres then tallied an RBI double to cap off a five-run seventh inning before LeMahieu added a two-run double in the eighth.

Taillon built on a strong July and continued to thrive with the help of his best curveball of the year. He generated a season-high 18 swing-and-misses while giving up only three runs (two earned).

“We’ve played some good baseball lately,” Taillon said. “We’ve been getting good starting pitching, the bullpen’s been solid [and] we’re starting to hit the ball.”

A big reason for the improved offense is the trade deadline additions of Rizzo and Joey Gallo, whose left-handed bats have balanced the lineup. Rizzo made his impact felt Wednesday beginning with a 13-pitch walk in his first plate appearance against Matt Harvey. He fouled off four pitches that were crushed deep enough to be home runs, then finally straightened one out in his next at-bat for a solo shot to cut the deficit to 3-1. It was Rizzo’s third homer as a Yankee, his first at Yankee Stadium.

“To be able to come in at the trade deadline and have success right away is something I’ll never take for granted,” said Rizzo, who became the first Yankee (since the RBI became an official stat in 1920) to record an RBI in each of his first six games with the team. “To be number one at anything for a Yankee is very special. It’s very humbling because of the history here and all the success here.”

After Rizzo’s homer, Torres added an RBI single later in the fourth inning before LeMahieu tied it in the fifth.

“I feel good,” LeMahieu said, “and hopefully [can] keep it going.”

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OK, so neither of those things will be happening anytime soon, but Rizzo continued to make his presence felt in his first week with the Yankees, helping spark Wednesday night’s 10-3 win over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

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Rizzo’s fourth-inning solo home run seemed to wake the Yankees’ bats, which had gone hitless against Matt Harvey through the first three innings. Rizzo became the first player in Yanks history to record an RBI in each of his first six games with the club.

Facing a 3-0 deficit in the fourth, the Yankees scored twice in the inning, then tied the game in the fifth on DJ LeMahieu’s RBI single, the first of four RBIs for the second baseman. New York broke the game open with a five-run seventh, a rally highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton’s three-run double.

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If Monday night’s game left a sour taste in your mouth, hopefully, Tuesday’s cleansed things a bit. The Yankees got a super impressive glimpse from prospect Luis Gil and pounded the Orioles to give themselves a shot at another series win. They’re in position to secure that win as they’ll throw Jameson Taillon, July’s AL Pitcher of the Month, to the mound, while Baltimore will respond with Matt Harvey, who’s been battered to the tune of a 6.20 ERA this year. It’s hard to get a wider mismatch on paper, and the Yankees will need to capitalize.

On the site, we’ve got a murderer’s row of J’s. John argues that the Yankees must extend Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge, Jesse discusses the Yankees’ leadoff problem, and Josh introduces a new site feature, the PSA pregame Twitter spaces show.

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1. Is Luis Gil the Yankees’ best prospect this side of Jasson Dominguez?

2. What’s more likely, the Yankees win the 2021 World Series, or an animal interrupts another Yankees game this year?

1. Yes. 1) Dominguez, 2) Gil, 3) Volpe.

2) Yankees win the 2021 World Series.

By #UsetheOpener!!! on 08.04.21 6:31am

1. I’d put Peraza 2nd right now he’s definitely top 5 though. The stuff is very impressive and he was controlling it last night but we know from his milb #’s that’s not always the case. It’s just such a hard transition, we all loved what we saw from Deivi last year and look at him now.

2. Animal. I’ve got Gorilla at 500:1.

By Harlan Spence on 08.04.21 7:40am

Kind of misleading since Harvey has been untouchable since the All- Start Break?

By LSJF on 08.04.21 8:20am

Kind of amazing that he’s pitched 18 scoreless innings to get his ERA to 6.20.

By Harlan Spence on 08.04.21 8:26am

By LSJF on 08.04.21 8:34am

The Strasburg shutdown worked IMO. He was able to come back and be a good pitcher. He took 3rd in the 2016 Cy Young voting and was the 2019 World Series MVP. Granted the last 2 years have been rough for him, but on the whole he has had a good career.

By ALL CAPS on 08.04.21 2:20pm

By LSJF on 08.04.21 8:22am

1. I hope he’s the 2nd best prospect. I need to believe last night is going to repeat itself a bunch of times. Then again, I guess it would be even better if he repeats that performance and is only 4th or 5th best prospect. That would mean we could expect to see someone better. Let’s not get greedy though. I really like Peraza, but I’ll drop him to third after last night . It’ll give him some extra motivation to keep climbing.

2. Considering we still have some games left against the Red Sux, I have to say animals interrupting a game is much more likely. Everyone knows they’re a bunch of cheetahs!

By The idiot that said, "Harper is coming" on 08.04.21 8:57am

Is that a warning, a threat? Actually, I did like that ‘cheetahs!’ bit.

By jjpf on 08.04.21 3:25pm

so there’s that. Whether you can call him the 2nd best…..who knows? At the very least, unlike Severino, Gil seems to just reach back and hit the high 90s without much effort. Sevy is a max effort guy so it seemed like it was inevitable he’d have injury trouble.

2) Animal, definitely. 100-1 its a pigeon.

By Rorschach44 on 08.04.21 9:42am

By Damn_yanks on 08.04.21 10:54am

By 61Yanks on 08.04.21 11:30am

By Pistol23 on 08.04.21 11:05am

Yes it counts and I’d put it at even money

By Darth_Lazarus on 08.04.21 11:40am

Maybe we see waldichuk or deivi as well since it feels like taillion is the last man standing at this point…

By nab0610 on 08.04.21 11:19am

I guess once the experts redo their lists people will believe it.

By fivetwos on 08.04.21 11:48am

1. Gotta be Volpe no doubt about it, teams were asking about him during the deadline

2. Animal…I will go with a safe bet and say a sewer rat

By Kyle Ren on 08.04.21 12:14pm

By Yankees456 on 08.04.21 12:26pm

Cole Hamels to the Dodgers…While I wouldn’t have wanted that to be our big trade deadline move, I wouldn’t have minded getting him for $200k per start.

By chukdotcom on 08.04.21 12:28pm

By Yankees456 on 08.04.21 12:40pm

Oh, didn’t realize the Yankees avoid Logan Gilbert against the M’s next series! That’s good.

(He’s pitching against the Rays right now)

By #UsetheOpener!!! on 08.04.21 1:59pm

He’s won all three and given up only 10 hits and one walk. The teams he beat aren’t offensive juggernauts – Washington, KC and Detroit -, but neither are we. This will not be an easy game. He hasn’t struck out a lot of batter, but to have a scoreless streak like that you have to be doing something right.

By zanier72 on 08.04.21 5:12pm

Aaron Hicks says he should be able to have a mostly normal offseason and be good to go for spring training. Mentioned about how frustrating the injuries have been for him, how he just wants to be healthy and contribute

By chukdotcom on 08.04.21 5:14pm

Contribute? poor guy is pretty much done I think , we got Gardner already for over the hill guys

By Yankees456 on 08.04.21 6:36pm

By Dehtsunami on 08.04.21 5:42pm

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