After having been swept last weekend by their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees have now taken the first two of three to gain some momentum and set themselves up for a possible sweep. Yes, some really good quality starts and ( I can’t believe I’m typing this) timely hitting have propelled them to a modest 2 game win streak. Some additional good news: They have won 3 of their 4 last games, gotten quality starts in their last 5 and scored at least seven runs three times in their last six games. Are they turning it around? Possibly! For now I’m just happy with another win.
Last night’s win was easily the biggest nail-biter of the season. They won a squeaker, after the Sox loaded the bases with only one out in the ninth. Which by the way was an edge of your seat kinda thing, especially after both Red Sox manager John Farrell, and David Ortiz were ejected.
Between injuries and workloads, the team was pretty short-handed today. Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) is banged up, A Rod (hamstring) and CC (groin) are on the DL, and neither Dellin Betances nor Andrew Miller were available. So what do they do? They scored eight runs, beating the Red Sox and $31 million-a-year left-hander David Price 8-2 . A fine pitching performance by Nathan Eovaldi along with the bats of Chase Headley, (who came in with a .151 average and contributed two hits), and Austin Romine, (the backup catcher who rarely gets to start), who had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles. Let’s not forget that Didi Gregorius, struggling at .220, had a bases-clearing double, and Carlos Beltran, who has been riding the interstate after a hot start, doubled in two more. Maybe, just maybe…
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