Thursday night was the first time in Baltimore Orioles franchise history that the O’s hit six home runs in a single game against the New York Yankees. We call that “bombing the Bombers.”
Baltimore took a 6-1 lead into the eighth inning, but stumbled when Randy Wolf and Pedro Strop allowed five earned runs to tie the game at six.
Adam Jones, Mark Reynolds and Chris Davis responded though with homers in the bottom half of the inning and the Orioles defeated the Yankees 10-6.
“They don’t really have any holes,” Yankees catcher Russell Martin said of the Birds after the game to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. “I think the big difference is Reynolds, obviously he’s been hurting us. He’s an all-or-nothing guy, and if he gets his pitch, he can do damage with it.”
Reynolds did damage to two more balls on Thursday, racking up 746 feet worth of home runs. It was Reynolds’ third multi-homer game against the Yankees. He’s now hit eight bombs in his last seven games.
“He gets in good fastball counts and good hitters counts, he’s going to do damage. He’s a tough out right now. He’s streaky and right now he’s in a happy place.” That happy place is first place in the AL East.
The O’s are 8-3 against the Yankees in their last 11 games after dropping their first four to start the season. Reynolds tied sure-thing AL Rookie of the Year Mark Trumbo for most homers against the Yankees this season (6).
“We’re going to have to pitch him differently and do some different things and be careful.”