The Yankees have completed their strongest homestand since 2009 with 8 out of 9 wins overall, and 2 of 3 this series with the ChiSox. There’s nothing more fun than winning, and the Yankees are having a blast. Even the game they lost to Chicago was a pitcher’s duel that featured a chance to tie in the bottom of the 9th, so that was a good time, too.
Aside from Pete Kozma, the Yankees did everything right against the White Sox. The Starting Rotation continues to outperform expectations, which is the key to the Yankees having any serious success this season.
Shout-out to Melky Cabrera, who kept teasing the Left Field Fans with fake ball tosses and smirks, and then had home runs just raining over his head on his way out of town today. Those fans got their souvenirs, one way or another.
Yankees Top 3 Stars of the Series
- * Aaron Judge: I’m a sucker for a home run hitter, and Judge just powering everything out of Yankee Stadium epitomizes “BRONX BOMBERS”. 4 hits, 4 RBIs, a walk, 2 MOONSHOTS, and fearlessly playing right field in rain or shine. I hope Yankee Stadium plays Will Arnett saying “my name is JUDGE” from Arrested Development each time Judge hits a homer.
- ** Luis Severino: The one starter who couldn’t get the win ends up with the best pitching performance (for the Yankees) of the series. He’s the youngest Yankee to ever get 10 strikeouts with 0 walks in a start, and he battled through 8 full innings. With a little tighter defense, or one more hit at the end of the game, the Yankees would have won. That’s all thanks to Luis Severino’s start.
- *** Jordan Montgomery: The heir apparent to Andy Pettitte got his first win of his career in Game 1. He pitched into the 7th, and showed he could be gritty when he’s not as accurate as his first start. If it wasn’t his first career win, this would be going to a different player, though.
Jacoby Ellsbury: He’s been on-base in 21 straight games going back to last season. Maintaining his strongest start as a Yankee.
Chase Headley: 9 games at Yankee Stadium, 9 runs scored. Headley had one at-bat in game 2, and ended up being the only Yankee run scored. He’s on THAT kind of roll right now.
Bryan Mitchell: A steady hand in Game 3 with four straight outs from the bullpen to celebrate his birthday.
Adam Warren: Gave up his first baserunner finally, and then had him erased with a double play. Warren has always been a consistent Yankee, and he’s proving me right, so far, this season.
Ronald Torreyes: “The Big Toe” literally took a pitch off his big toe, and still got on base. One behind Judge for the team lead in RBI with 11, and he’s earning extra playing time when Didi comes back, just by being reliable in every aspect of baseball.
Austin Romine: He’s batting .321, but he’s also calling wonderful games behind the plate. The staff playing above their heads probably has a lot to do with Romine being behind the plate.
Brett Gardner: Received his first Gold Glove ahead of Game 3. Cheers to him!
Come back, and see what’s up after the Pittsburgh series!