Another week, another bunch of Yankees victories in the books. Par for the course this season, and it’s awesome. And finally, some stability in your evaluation of Aaron Boone’s work at the helm. Here’s where the Yankees stand as the polls open once again.
2019 Regular Season Record: 83-43 (1st place, 9.5 games ahead of Rays)
Last Week: 6-2
Upcoming: Away vs. Athletics (3 games, 8/20 – 8/22), Away vs. Dodgers (3 games, 8/23 – 8/25)
Recent Aaron Boone News:
- I guess we can’t go a week without another edition of Aaron Boone vs. the umpiring crew. On Saturday, Boone got tossed along with Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia. Further, Boone opined that sending Gardy packing wasn’t necessary.
- Aaron Judge has been mired in an extended slump and was given a day off Saturday. However, it was planned rest rather than related to his swoon, per the manager. Earlier this week, Boone saw some good signs from the big right fielder. He also is confident in Judge carrying the team soon.
- James Paxton gave up two more first inning runs on Saturday. Boone’s had to address continuing probem a number of times this season, and this time, the skipper chalked it up to the lefty not having a feel for his curveball from the outset.
- After Cleveland clobbered the Yankees 19-5 on Thursday, Boone advocated for implementing a mercy rule. Though I think many of us were somewhat amused by watching Mike Ford pitch two innings, Boone felt differently. In particular, the manager was concerned about Ford getting hurt.
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