Insta-Recap: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

Rob Carr - Getty Images

ALDS Game One is in the books, and the Yankees rallied late to take the 1-0 Series lead.

When the season was rolling into its final weeks, I told myself: It's got to be the Yankees. I want to see the Orioles have to go through the Yankees in the postseason. This is the team they need to dispatch.

I got my wish, and I don't regret it, but things have not gone to plan, and the Orioles are in a quick hole in this series.

CC Sabathia was dominant, pitching into the ninth and only getting into trouble a small handful of times. The Orioles' bats - especially Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, and Mark Reynolds - got nothing going despite several opportunities. Jason Hammel, back from his second knee-related DL stint, was okay. He got some help from horrible Yankee baserunning, and the Orioles got the game right into their wheelhouse.

Tied late, and deep into the bullpen, the Orioles were showing off their horses. Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz in particular were brilliant out of the 'pen, but the wheels came completely off the bus in the ninth. Jim Johnson got one out and gave up 5 runs, and that was the ballgame.

So it goes.

There will be an actual recap later on, courtesy of Stacey. For the time being, use this space to keep on talking about the game instead of sleeping. I know none of you are gonna get a single wink tonight.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker