Monday, May 8, 2017

The Yankees Sweep the Cubs

The Yankees went into Wrigley Field and played the defending World Series champs. The Yankees swept them three straight. The Yankees already have 20 wins and everything has clicked so far. Aaron Judge has been incredible and so has Luis Severino. Gary Sanchez was injured early but now is back and looks good and Starlin Castro is among the league leaders in baseball in hitting. 

Game 1 - Michael Pineda faces last years NL Cy Young runner up Kyle Hendricks. Pineda pitched very well besides two solo homeruns. The Yankees left various men on base and couldn't capitalize. In the ninth with two outs Brett Gardner stepped up and blasted a go ahead three run home run. The Yankees win 3-2. 

Game 2 - Jordan Montgomery was very solid on the mound for the Yankees. The offensive exploded and knocked out Brett Anderson in the first inning. Starlin Castro had 3 hits and a homer, Aaron Hicks had 4 hits and a homer. Gary Sanchez had 2 hits. The Yankees exploded and won the game 11-6. 

Game 3 - The Yankees jumped out on the Cubs early. Aaron Judge hit a Triple late to put the Yankees up 2-1. Then Jacoby Ellsbury hit a home run and made it 4-1. Dellin Betances shut down the Cubs in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman imploded in the 9th allowing the Cubs to tie the game. The game then went on for 18 innings. The Yankees would win on a fielders choice by Starlin Castro. Clippard , Warren , Shreve and Holder were great out of the bullpen. 

The Yankees have upcoming series's with the Reds and then the Astros. Next Sunday is Derek Jeter day and the Yankees look to continue to roll. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Yankees : April Review

The Yankees finished off April with a loss however they finish the month 15-8. They did this with two of their best players injured in Didi Gregorious and Gary Sanchez. It was a great month for the Baby Bombers and the Veterans contributed also. Aaron Judge had a great month hitting over 300 and belting 10 home runs. Luis Severino was dominant on the mound. His best performance was a shutout against the Red Sox. It's a great start for a Yankee team that clicked early. It will be interesting to see if they can keep it up. Greg Bird has been a major disappointment this season and the Yankees need to get his bat going. The Yankees have a special team and can realistically make the playoffs. The Bombers aren't rebuilding they're reloading.