SPANISH HARLEM, NY – The New York Yankees have been on fire. After starting the season 2-4, the Yanks have been on a roll, winning 8 games before finally losing on Tuesday to the Chicago White Sox… I thought this team would be streaky, but I didn’t think they would get this hot.
What’s so odd about their current streak is that you still have key members on the disabled list with Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez injured, yet none of that has hurt this club as they continue to get contributions from the whole lineup. Chase Headley is playing the best baseball I have seen from him in pinstripes and the pitching has been better than advertised, with players like Luis Severino and Michael Pineda now looking like potential front line starters.
I acknowledge that the season is young but the players you wanted to see improve have done so and none more than Aaron Judge, who couldn’t hit the breaking ball last season and struck out in half of his at bats. Coming into this year much was expected and the potential was there, but potential will only get you so far and eventually you have to produce. Judge had a good spring training and won the right field job but as we all know, those numbers don’t carry over into the regular (just ask Greg Bird) though this season he seems more comfortable in his stance and he is showing off some impressive power… a “must watch” player when he is up at the plate.
This team has been fun to watch so far this season and right now the Yankees are riding a wave that no one wants to see end. The season is long and tough times are ahead, but if they continue to play well and minimize those long losing streaks, this season can be a special one. Filled with so much doubt to start the year, this group has shown they want to win and it looks like they’re having fun doing it.
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