As if putting up 20 runs on Tuesday evening wasn’t enough, the New York Yankees backed up a stellar performance with another 13-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. That is a collective 33 total runs over two games.
The Yankees’ offense is currently unstoppable, as they tallied 13 runs, 12 hits, and struck out just four times on Wednesday. Four batters had two or more hits, including DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Tyler Wade, and Kyle Higashioka.
With the return of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gio Urshela, it seems as if the team is finally clicking and ready to make a postseason run. They are currently on a seven-game winning streak after touching .500 in the win-loss column. They are now 20-7 at home and are headed into the final game of a three-game series against the Blue Jays.
Good news and bad news for the New Tork Yankees:
The good news, the New York Yankees are currently an unstoppable force and immovable object. They are defying physics with their offensive power, and their starting pitching has been equally as impressive. Gerrit Cole took the mound on Wednesday, lasting 7.0 innings and allowing just one earned run. He struck out eight batters over 95 pitches. Currently hosting a 3.00 ERA, he leads the Yankees in the category and is their a bona fide ace. He was paid to be, after all. The bullpen has also been impressive, in addition.
The Yankees are simply firing on all cylinders, and that is without star shortstop, Gleyber Torres. When he returns, there’s not a single team that won’t feel the intimidation of their lineup. The emergence of young pitcher Deivi Garcia has also been a major positive, replacing James Paxton in the rotation.
The one-piece of bad news came prior to the start of Wednesday’s game. Manager Aaron Boone informed the media that the team had placed James Paxton on the 45-day injured list. That will virtually end his 2020 campaign, in which he will head into free agency next off-season. I imagine the Yankees will let him walk, considering his injury problems over the past few years and inability to stay healthy. Before the ruling, Paxton hosted a 6.64 ERA, allowing 15 earned runs over 20.1 innings.
Paxton’s tumultuous season was stamped by a lagging injury. As for Gleyber Torres, who picked up a tweak in his injured right quad, Boone stated he was just resting him and ensuring his 100% health. If Wednesday’s game was a playoff contest, Torres would have been in the lineup.