Over this past weekend, the Yankees were able to continue their roll of consecutive wins against a struggling Cardinals team. What was a close 4-2 ballgame through 7, opened up after the Yanks put 5 across the plate in the 8th. The Cardinals would score 1 in the 9th but is wasn’t enough as the Yankees went on to win 9-3. The Yankees would improve to 8-4, winning 7 in a row, while the Cardinals would fall to 3-9 midway through the first month of the season.
Chase Headley continues to rake, hitting .410, with an OBP of .531. Aaron Judge lays down the law on any pitch in the strike zone. He had a Home Run turned into a Triple when a fan in a grimy (possibly lucky) Yankees cap reached up for a ball in the front row of the right field bleachers. The ball was clearly over the fence but the umpires still blew the call on a replay which took way too long to decide.
After struggling early in the season, the fan favorite Greg Bird finally found his stroke on Sunday night. Directly after the umpires blew the call on Judge’s HR, Bird sent the next pitch 20 rows deep into the right field bleachers in “take that” fashion. He would finish the game 3 for 3, with 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, & 1 BB.
Yankees pitching continues to impress as Big Mike Pineda went 7 innings giving up 6 hits, but only allowing 2 to cross the plate.
It has been impressive what this Yankees team has been able to put together over the past week especially without starting Catcher, Gary Sanchez, and Shortstop, Didi Gregorius in the lineup. Brian Cashman’s rebuild may just be paying off 1 year ahead of schedule.