If you’re a fan of the New York Yankees, then last night was a pretty good night for you.
If you’re a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, not so much.
The Yankees completely dismantled the Buccos on Wednesday night, busting out for 16 runs as they blanked the Pirates and secured a split in their brief two-game series.
And they made a little history in the process.
MLB Stats tweeted that last night’s 16-run blowout victory was the Yankees largest shutout win since they did it to the Baltimore Orioles back on April 30 of 1960.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 7, 2022
Yanks Make More History
The Yankees are pretty much the definition of history in Major League Baseball.
All the wins, championships, Hall of Fame players, and executives live on in sports history.
But they really put their foot down on the Pirates last night.
Anytime you win a game by more than 10 runs, let alone 16, that shows that you were locked in, and nothing could take your team out of its zone.
They put the smackdown on the Bucs in game two of their brief series.
We’ve said it before, but this Yankees team is on pace to make some baseball history before it’s all said and done.
To win by that many runs is impressive, no matter who you’re playing.
For the Yankees and their devoted fans, it was just another day at the office.
For the Pirates and their fans, it was yet another grim reminder that the front office has failed to invest in the team build a contender.
But the Yankees don’t stop, and if you give them an inch, they’ll take you a mile.