The New York Yankees might have extracted a victory against Baltimore on Friday, but the injuries are starting to pile up at a serious rate. Winning 5-4, the Yankees just barely managed to score enough runs after falling to Tampa on Thursday.
Starting pitcher Corey Kluber lasted 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits at four earned runs. It wasnâ€™t his most productive outing, but the bullpen got the job done over the last 3.0 innings, allowing just two hits and zero runs.
Offensively, Aaron Judge had a solid performance, recording two hits and two runs in the win. Thanks to Gio Urshela, who had a pinch-hit three-run home run in the 7th inning, the Bombers squeezed out a win.
Despite the positive outcome, the Yankees are now dealing with a variety of injuries they will have to supplement in the coming days. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton and starting outfielder Aaron Hicks are battling individual issues.
The Yankees are fighting off injuries once again:
Giancarlo Stanton could miss time:
Per Aaron Boone:
â€œIt could be a couple days. Weâ€™ll just see how heâ€™s doing (Saturday) and the next day and go from there. He said that he felt it in one of his at-bats a little bit (Thursday) night and when he was going through his pre-game (Friday) he just felt like itâ€™s probably something that he should get out ahead of. Hopefully it is something that he has gotten out of ahead of and itâ€™s just a little bit of tightness in there.â€
Aaron Hicks could be out for quite a while:
Per Aaron Boone:
â€œWeâ€™ll see how he responds in the next couple of days to the medicine. Sometimes that works. Surgery could be on the table at some point, as well. I think it could go either way. In these cases, it seems like a lot of times the medicine works and knocks it out. If not, then surgery could be on the table.â€