The Yankees have been rolling. Ever since their 5-10 start to the season, theyâ€™ve had an MLB-best 24-10 record. Itâ€™s no secret that the pitching has been New Yorkâ€™s main strength up to this point. However, the offense has really started making progress.
The Bombers haven’t lost a series since April 18th. They are 9-0-3 in that span. New York has really turned things around. Despite injuries to several key players like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks, their offense has been able to keep up. You could make the argument they havenâ€™t faced the best pitching, but they have faced some solid ball clubs. They took 2/3 against the Astros and Rays and have most recently swept the White Sox. From where the standings currently sit, those werenâ€™t handouts.Â
Gleyber Torres has been a big reason for the Yankeesâ€™ success. Since returning from the COVID list, he is 11-18 with 8 RBIâ€™s and a home run. Not to mention, heâ€™s also had some very clutch hits with runners in scoring position. An all-around elite return for the Yankee shortstop.Â
After the series sweep of the White Sox, Torres touched on New Yorkâ€™s success. He started by saying, â€œthey knew the White Sox were playing very good baseball.â€ He said they are always â€œreally excitedâ€ to play teams like that. â€œIt gives us an opportunity to see where weâ€™re at,â€ Torres said the Yankees played very good baseball. And that it started with great performances from the starting rotation. â€œEverybody did a really good job, and we matched up well against the White Sox.â€
Chicago was atop the American League going into the series. As Torres noted, they were playing very good baseball. Thatâ€™s what made the sweep so much better. I felt the Bombers looked like they were in mid-season form. The starting pitching was great and has been great all year long. But, I was impressed with something else. The Yankees scored fourteen runs in the series. Only two of those runs were driven in by home runs. A solo shot from Torres and Ford was the only long balls of the series.
The Yankees are built to hit home runs. Itâ€™s nice to see them win games against great teams without heavily relying on them. That is something that will help them in the postseason. When their big sluggers arenâ€™t hitting home runs, itâ€™s always great to have a backup plan. The Yankees showcased that last weekend.
Tune in tonight as the Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays in game two of a three-game series. That game will begin at 7:05 pm EST as the Bombers look to jump in front of the AL East.