The New York Yankees can’t catch a break. The starting team could be compared to a minor league lineup, but somehow, they keep squeezing out wins in the dying moments of games.
A 6-5 victory over the Angels on Wednesday night was impressive, as new acquisition DJ LeMahieu drove in several runs to help crawl back from a 5-0 deficit. The comeback was a fantastic display of resilience and left its mark on the fanbase. This is a team that won’t give up until they’re beaten into the ground. Fighting is the Yankees way and they’re three games above .500 with a majority of the starting team climbing back from injury.
Some good news for the New York Yankees:
Miguel Andujar is facing live simulation and hitting again, which will be a huge addition once he’s able to get back on the field. In the meantime, Gio Urshela has played extremely well in his absence, driving in the lead-securing run for the Yankees to top the Angels 6-5 two nights ago.
Aaron Hicks is throwing and hitting after struggling with back stiffness – he’s a few weeks out from returning. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton has a shoulder issue picked up from seemingly nowhere, he will not be with the team over the weekend but should be available in a few days.
Now comes the bad news:
Stud outfielder Clint Frazier sprained his ankle and was placed on the 10-day injury list, according to MLB trade rumors. Additionally, ace, Luis Severino, has been placed on the 60-day injury list, ruling him out for quite some time. This is a significant blow for the Yankees as their starting pitching has been iffy at times.
In Frazier’s absence, reliever Joe Harvey was called up to fill his roster spot and outfielder Cameron Maybin was signed to provide depth now that Severino is ruled out for the foreseeable future.