It seems strange, but at this point in the season the New York Yankees have made us forget that their powerful lineup needs the bats of Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo and John Donaldsonthree men who Together they have 943 home runs in the Major Leagues. But no… while the Bombers’ offense isn’t the best so far this season, it’s heating up to the point of melting opposing pitchers.
While Stanton, Rizzo and Donaldson remain out of the lineup with injuries or physical ailments, the rest of the New York artillery has managed to crush the last three starting pitchers they’ve faced with 25 hits, 23 runs and five home runs in just 11 and a third innings. The Yankees’ poles have swung with such force that they have undermined the opposing streamer quickly and forcefully.
The Bronx Bombers are on a four-game winning streak. and have taken seven of their last 10 games to close the gap on the AL East-leading Rays.
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The Yankees’ revolving door to the disabled list continued to spin as outfielder Harrison Bader (strained hamstring) was sidelined for 10 days after injuring himself while hitting an infield single Monday.
And although there are many important players from the Bronx ninth who cannot take a bat for now, captain Aaron Judge has been in charge of keep your fire burning.
On Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners, the Judge hit his 18th home run of the season and reached three consecutive games by blowing off the fence.
Last season, when Judge broke the record for most home runs in American League history, the outfielder reached his 18th hit in game 46 of the calendar, the same figures he now has in 2023so the trend would once again exceed 60 four-cornered clubs in the year.
Playing under the lights T Mobile Park (home of the Mariners), Judge has hit 10 homers in 18 games, it’s like his second backyard.
The Yankees have a chance to sweep the series against the Mariners this Wednesday night, team that has scored 20 runs and connected 30 hits with everything and that they have one of the best pitching staffs in Major League Baseball.
The Bombers have hit 53 home runs as a team in May, the most for any organization this month. and 156 RBI, trailing only the Dodgers’ 159.
GAME FOR TONIGHT
The Yankees will try to sweep the series when they send Clarke Schmidt (2-5, 5.58 ERA) takes the mound against Seattle’s George Kirby (5-4, 3.43) in a matchup of young righties.
Schmidt, like Kirby, a former first-round pick, has thrown better of late. He allowed just one run and five hits in his most recent start, a 3-1 loss to visiting Baltimore last Thursday. Schmidt has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts, though he’s pitched six innings just once this season.
This will be the first outing run for both pitchers against their opponent.