Yankees’ back-to-back offensive outburst fifth in franchise history, first since 2007

Anthony Volpe of the Yankees celebrates with Juan Soto after hitting a home run against the Brewers on April 28, 2024, at American Family Field.

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The 2024 New York Yankees are now in an elite club after their historic weekend onslaught in Milwaukee. The team showcased their potent offensive prowess over the weekend, bouncing back from a grueling 11-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers with back-to-back 15-run victories. They pummeled the Brewers 15-3 and 15-5, respectively, securing two wins out of three against the National League Central leaders.

This offensive onslaught marked a significant milestone for the Yankees. According to Katie Sharp, it’s the first time since July 2007 (and only the fifth time in franchise history) that the Bombers have scored 15 or more runs in consecutive games. Previous instances were in 1930, 1936, and 1938.

While a collective effort fueled the Yankees’ 36-run weekend, Aaron Judge emerged as a key contributor on both occasions breaking out of his early-season slump. Despite battling an abdominal issue since spring training, Judge went on a tear after a hitless opening game. He finished the series 5-for-8 with two home runs, five RBIs, and two walks – a welcome sign for the Yankees heading into the final days of April.

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Milwaukee.

Another consistent force was Juan Soto. While his 4-for-12 stat line might not jump off the page (.324/.443/.581 batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS), Soto’s ability to draw walks (three), hit a home run, and drive in two runs underscores his value at the plate.

With Judge finding his groove, Gleyber Torres showing improvement (five hits, four RBIs), and contributions from young players like Anthony Volpe and Alex Verdugo, manager Aaron Boone has more flexibility in his lineup construction. This was evident in Torres’ strong performance across both victories.

The Sunday solemn affair for Yankees

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The New York Yankees showcased their offensive prowess on Sunday, mounting a comeback from a tied score to clinch a series victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. However, a contentious call in the sixth inning cast a shadow on the win.

The game unfolded as a close contest, with the Brewers knotting the score at 4-4 in the fifth. Undeterred, the Yankees erupted in the sixth, plating seven runs in a dominant display. This offensive outburst was ignited by none other than Anthony Rizzo, who launched his milestone 300th career home run.

Aaron Judge added fuel to the fire with a key two-run single, scoring Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto. This offensive surge propelled the Yankees to an 11-4 lead, seemingly putting the game out of reach.

However, controversy arose following a pivotal play. While sliding into second base, Judge’s arm arguably interfered with a throw from Brewers shortstop Willy Adames, potentially disrupting a double play. Despite fervent arguments from Brewers manager Pat Murphy, the umpires waved off any interference call, allowing the Yankees to continue their rally. This decision proved crucial, as New York went on to score seven runs with two outs.

Clearly rattled by the disputed call, the Brewers were unable to regain their momentum. The Yankees capitalized on this shift, ultimately securing a convincing 15-5 victory. While the Brewers contested the officiating, the Yankees’ offensive onslaught ultimately proved too formidable to overcome. The win secured the series for the Bombers, but the missed call left a lingering sense of controversy.

Reflecting on his accomplishment, Rizzo emphasized the importance of savoring every moment of his 14-year career. He praised the team’s overall performance, highlighting the impressive offensive display over the past two days.

The Yankees wasted no time asserting their dominance, with Aaron Judge launching a home run in the very first inning. The momentum continued to build when young phenom Anthony Volpe smashed a three-run homer on his 23rd birthday, giving the Yankees a comfortable lead early on.

However, the Brewers refused to go down without a fight. They clawed their way back into the game in the fifth inning, erasing the initial deficit with a three-run homer by Jake Bauers off Yankees pitcher Marcus Stroman.

Undeterred by the Brewers’ rally, the Yankees responded with a vengeance in the sixth inning, erupting for a massive seven-run outburst that effectively put the game out of reach. They continued their offensive onslaught by adding two more runs in the seventh and eighth innings, solidifying their lead and securing a decisive victory.

Yankees’ dominant series final hints at an offensive resurgence


A youthful eruption ignited a dominant offensive display for the New York Yankees as they secured a convincing victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. This win capped off a highly successful series for the Yankees, who amassed a staggering 36 runs across the three games.

The celebration began early for the Yankees, with young phenom Anthony Volpe delivering a memorable birthday gift to himself – a booming three-run home run. The offensive fireworks continued as Aaron Judge showcased his power with a solo home run and three hits overall.

Adding to the night’s significance, veteran leader Anthony Rizzo etched his name in baseball history. He launched his 300th career home run, joining an elite group of just 12 active players to achieve this impressive feat.

The offensive onslaught wasn’t confined to a select few. Both Judge and Jose Trevino contributed clutch two-run singles, while Juan Soto, Gleyber Torres, and Oswaldo Cabrera all chipped in with RBI singles, further bolstering the Yankees’ dominance.

From the mound, Ron Marinaccio (1-0) secured his first win of the season. He effectively shut down the Brewers’ offense, allowing only one run over 1.1 innings after coming on in relief of Marcus Stroman. The bullpen continued the strong performance, with a quartet of Ian Hamilton, Michael Tonkin, Caleb Ferguson, and Victor Gonzalez combining for 3.2 scoreless innings to secure the victory.

Their offensive dominance translated into a series sweep. This win builds upon a 15-run outburst on Saturday and a 6-run effort in Friday’s series opener, showcasing the Yankees’ potent offense.  

This victory propelled the Yankees (19-10) to a one-game lead in the AL East over the Baltimore Orioles. As they prepare to face the Orioles in a four-game series starting Monday, the Yankees remain focused on maintaining their momentum.

Now, the Yankees set their sights on a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, aiming to maintain their momentum and widen their lead in the AL East. Currently holding a one-game advantage at 19-10, the Yankees look to solidify their position before returning home later in the week.

Aaron Judge acknowledged the challenge ahead posed by the Orioles, a young team that achieved impressive success last season, including a division title. However, he was excited for the upcoming matchup and the test it presents for the Yankees.

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