Judge Homer wins twice in the Yankees, narrowly missing a third

BALTIMORA – The new wall in Camden Yards left court served its purpose, denying Aaron Judge a home run on his 399-foot drive in the first inning.

“I learned my lesson and then I decided to go to the right pitch,” he said.

The baseball field failed to hold back Judge’s next two wins, a pair of solo homers that gave him a 14 major league leader and helped the Yankees win 5-4 over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Judge and rescuer Michael King were the biggest players in this win, New York’s 20th in the last 23 games.

The judge’s two homers went to 410 and 422 feet, according to Statcast, after his double was just under 400. The judge’s reaction to the new size at Camden Yards was what you’d expect from a right-handed hitter.

“He is a man in disguise. I’m pretty shocked, “said the judge.” It looks like a park created now. I didn’t like it because I always like to come here and play here. Hopefully in a couple of years they can put it back. “

Ramón Urías scored the Orioles goal, who equaled the season record with a fifth consecutive defeat. Down 5-3, Baltimore managed to beat Aroldis Chapman in ninth place on a brace from Ryan McKenna. With the men in second and third place, Chapman withdrew Cedric Mullins on a pop foul for his ninth save on nine occasions.

Jameson Taillon (4-1) conceded three points over five innings. King entered after a double leadoff in sixth and retired all nine of his batters with six strikeouts before giving way to Chapman.

Tyler O’Neill redeemed himself after setting a Cardinals record for a doubleheader with six strikeouts, hitting a single infield in the ninth inning when St. Louis beat the Mets, 4-3, Tuesday night to split their twin count.

After the Mets drew in the eighth, St. Louis drew two walks against Joely Rodríguez (0-2) in the ninth. Thug Nolan Arenado knocked out former Rockies teammate Adam Ottavino for a second out.

O’Neill then hit a weak Piccolo roller. Eduardo Escobar, secure third baseman, charged hard but held the ball in two, allowing the quick O’Neill to reach first place while Brendan Donovan scored from third.

Giovanny Gallegos conceded one-out singles to Dominic Smith and Luis Guillorme in ninth, then knocked out Mark Canha and Francisco Lindor in his seventh save.

Paul Goldschmidt had three nightcap hits while St. Louis played his first doubleheader this year. He also scored in the opening, but Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith helped the Mets win Miles Mikolas and Trevor Williams was good off the point with a 3-1 win.

New York tied the final game on McNeil’s RBI single with one eliminated in the eighth: a hitter after Escobar hit a dropped third strike. Ryan Helsley (2-0) convinced Escobar to smell a snapping ball, but receiver Andrew Knizner also missed him with a stab in the ground.

The Met lead man Brandon Nimmo broke a 26-game streak on base in the opening and dropped his nightcap after committing a foul with a ball from his right knee.

Canha and Escobar gave the Mets an early lead with solo homers in Race 2, but St. Louis canceled them out with Goldschmidt’s first double RBI and Tommy Edman’s triple RBI.

Goldschmidt scored 3-2 with another brace in the fifth against Mets owner Taijuan Walker, who gave up three points in five innings. The right-hander got a baseline-laden lineout from struggling O’Neill for his final exit, finishing with four strikeouts, two walks and seven allowed hits.

O’Neill was allowed Sunday and Monday free in hopes of shaking off a slow start to the season. He entered on Tuesday hitting .193 with two homers and a .561 base plus hit rate, then went 2 of 9 with six strikeouts, most ever by a Cardinals player in a doubleheader, according to SNY.

The two-time Gold Glove-winning left defender also dropped a pop-up foul in front of him during New York’s eighth inning in Game 2, his second mistake of the day on a ball in that area.

Former Mets pitcher Steven Matz completed five innings for the Cardinals, allowing for two points out of three hits. Matz made his second debut at Citi Field since New York sold him to Toronto after the 2020 season.

McNeil and Smith had two wins each in Game 1, including a double RBI each in the third inning. McNeil also narrowly missed a homer foul during a 12-shot serve against Mikolas in the first and Smith scored and scored on a groundout in the second.

“A lot of good a-bats,” said Mets manager Buck Showalter. “We didn’t take him out much until late. He is good. He has many weapons “.

New York, fresh from their first league defeat this year against Seattle, have won 12 straight games after a defeat.

Williams pitched four goalless innings for injured Tylor Megill. Jake Reed (1-0) walked two of his top three hitters, but still followed Williams with two goalless innings in his debut in 2022.