The New York Yankees were on a three-game losing streak before snapping out of it against the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon. Scoring just a total of five runs over three games, the Yankees bounced back and posted 11 to secure the victory in the second game of a three-game series.
With just one game left in the regular season, the Yankees are gearing up to enter the postseason. Ridding themselves of this nasty cold streak in the batterâ€™s box was a necessity, and a Tyler Wade home run in the fifth inning sparked the offense in a big way.
Good news and bad news for the New York Yankees:
For the first time in a long time, there was nothing but good news for the Yankees on Saturday. They went 190 at-bat without hitting a homer, which is a severe problem for a team that relies on the long ball.
They hit three home runs on the afternoon, plastering an 11 spot on the Marlins. Leadoff man DJ LeMahieu currently has a .359 average and is in line to win the batting title. Three spots down in the order is slugger Luke Voit, who has 22 homers on the year, which leads the league.
With the offense sparking, the Yankees have a good opportunity to continue their momentum into the postseason. Only three batters didnâ€™t record a hit on Saturday, but every single one of them made it on base.
Some notable positives:
-Gary Sanchez walked three times, showing an increase in patience
-LeMahieu had four hits over five at-bats and three RBIs
-Aaron Hicks got back into the swing of things, launching a two-run homer in the sixth inning
Aside from their offensive production, starting pitcher Deivi GarcÃa had another solid outing, limiting the Marlins to four runs over 6.2 innings. While he wouldâ€™ve preferred to keep them off the base paths, he struck out seven batters and threw 103 pitches. Garcia has worked his way into the rotation, and while I donâ€™t expect him to be a primary option in the postseason, he has cemented himself a spot for 2021.
Again, there wasnâ€™t much bad news for the Yankees in the second game of the series against Miami. If we are nitpicking, Clint Frazier struck out three times and lowered his batting average to .267, but he remains a contributing player on an every-day basis.