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Thursday, May 23, 2019

MLB roundup: Yankees continue to punish Orioles

Gleyber Torres continued his homer barrage against Baltimore with two more on Wednesday night, and the visiting New York Yankees finished with five long balls in a 7-5 victory over the Orioles.

Torres now has 12 homers this season, with 10 off Orioles pitching. Gary Sanchez, Thairo Estrada and DJ LeMahieu also homered for the Yankees, who have hit 11 round-trippers while winning each of the first three games of the four-game series.

Nine of Sanchez’s 15 homers have come against the Orioles this season, including blasts in each of the first three games of this series. New York now has banged out 34 homers as a team against Baltimore in 2019.

The Yankees hit three or more homers in six straight games at Camden Yards. According to STATS, that’s the longest streak by any team in any major league stadium — ever. The Baltimore pitching staff now has allowed 105 homers this season. The Orioles on Tuesday became the fastest to allow 100 in a year.

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QLE Posted: May 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:10 PM (#5844942)
Gleyber Torres against the Orioles: .465/.531/1.233 for a 1.763 OPS. The Yankees have a Team OPS of .990 against the Orioles. I wonder what the full-season record is?
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM (#5844952)
I'd have to imagine there were some pretty wild Yankees-Seantors, or Yankees-Browns, or Giants-Phillies lines from BITD.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:30 PM (#5844957)
Or maybe some team vs the Rockies.

I guess we wouldn't want to include teams that only met for 1 or 2 series.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:31 PM (#5844959)
I think we'd need to use OPS+ too, otherwise stadium/era is going to dominate.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:34 PM (#5844961)
I think we'd need to use OPS+ too, otherwise stadium/era is going to dominate.
Scratch my Rockies guess, then!
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:35 PM (#5844962)
This was one of the first games I ever went to: August 12, 1953: Yankees, 22; Senators, 1

The only home run was Yogi Berra's in the first inning, but Whitey Ford went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI before being pulled for a relief pitcher.

What I remember most about the game was the sarcastic clap-clap-clapping by the Nats fans in the bottom of the 8th, after a single, 2 walks by the relief pitcher, and a sacrifice fly had reduced the margin from 22 to 0 to 22 to 1. I was just pissed that the shutout had been ruined, and I was even more pissed when I discovered 22 years later that the 22-0 score would've been the most lopsided shutout ever, tied in 1975 by what the Pirates did to the Cubs in Wrigley.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:38 PM (#5844964)
The 1936 Browns, who allowed 1064 runs, gave up a .330/.409/.525/.934 line to the Yankees.
The 1930 Phillies, who allowed 1199 runs, gave up a .375/.424/.571/.995 line to the Robins. Remarkably, 5 of their 7 opponents had OPS >.900.
   8. Davo Posted: May 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM (#5844979)
Lou Gehrig hit 14 homers against the Indians in 1936. That looks like the single season record.
   9. Itchy Row Posted: May 23, 2019 at 04:49 PM (#5845131)
The post-expansion record is 13 by Roger Maris against the White Sox in 1961. Willie Mays hit 12 against the Braves that year, before the NL had expanded, and Sammy Sosa hit 12 against the Brewers in 1998, the first year of the most recent expansion.

13 players have hit 11 HR against one team in a season since 1961. Frank Robinson did it once in each league. Harmon Killebrew had two 11 HR seasons against the A's.

   10. Itchy Row Posted: May 23, 2019 at 05:04 PM (#5845139)
The 2003 World Champion Marlins gave up a .455/.517/.876/1.397 line to the Red Sox in their three games.

It looks like the intraleague record for OPS is 1.116 by the Red Sox against Angel pitching in six games last year. The Astros are at 1.216 against the Angels in two games this year. For 9+ games, it's 1.031 by the Rockies against Expos pitching in 2000.

The Twins (6 games) and A's (4 games) both have higher OPSes against Baltimore this year than the Yankees did in the 11 games before today.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 24, 2019 at 01:13 AM (#5845264)
The leaders for Home Runs at Orioles Park @ Camden Yards this season are Yankees Gleyber Torres, Gary Sánchez & Clint Frazier. Amazing.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: May 24, 2019 at 09:45 AM (#5845286)
The leaders for Home Runs at Orioles Park @ Camden Yards this season are Yankees Gleyber Torres, Gary Sánchez & Clint Frazier. Amazing.
That's wild.

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