The New York Yankees fell to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday evening 10-2, but it came on the back of a ten-game win streak after falling to .500 on the season.
The Yankees have had their fair share of ups and downs, specifically in the injury department with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, James Paxton, and more spending time on the injured list. The 2020 campaign seems eerily similar to 2019 when the Yankees broke records for the number of injuries that he sustained.
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However, manager Aaron Boone was able to rally the troops and still managed to secure 103 wins.
If not for several consistent performers this year, the Yankees might not be in such a luxurious situation. They clinched a postseason spot despite losing to the Red Sox on Sunday night.
If there’s any one player the Yankees should be thanking, it is slugger Luke Voit. General manager Brian Cashman stated on MLB Network that Voit belongs in the AL MVP conversation.
Through 49 games this year, Voit has battled foot issues and still managed to propel the Yankees. He currently leads the MLB with 21 home runs and has 49 RBIs to go with it. His .286 batting average is quite impressive given the sample size he has enjoyed, while other Yankee players have been limited due to injury. Playing through body issues and fighting to keep his team in the hunt is what separates good from great.
Voit has been an absolute godsend for the Yankees and undoubtedly deserves to be in the conversation for the MVP this year. Hopefully, he can continue playing at an elevated level and help the Yankees to a potential World Series appearance.