2019 Regular Season Record: 43-27 (tied in first place with Tampa Bay)
Last Week: 3-3
Upcoming: Home vs. Rays (3 games, 6/17 – 6/19) and Astros (4 games, 6/20 – 6/23)
Recent Aaron Boone News:
- After yesterday’s game, Clint Frazier was optioned to Triple-A. It’s part of the gig, but I don’t envy Boone having to relay that message to the outfielder with a 119 wRC+.
- Boone still expects Brett Gardner to carry a substantial role in the outfield even when Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge return.
- Speaking of Stanton, Boone told the media that he will be activated for Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay.
- On the injury front, Boone relayed the news of Dellin Betances’s rehab setback. The righty has been shut down due to a lat strain.
- Here’s the manager on the Yankees’ recent play:
Look, I mean obviously it’s been a tough stretch for us the last 10 days or whatever it’s been. But I think it’s been a little bit of everything. We just haven’t played well enough to win consistently.
Some nights, it’s been pitching. Some nights, we haven’t been able to mount enough offensively. A couple of games where we haven’t played clean defensively. We’ve just got to play better overall and do it as a group and when you’re doing those kinds of things, you start to notch some wins, especially with the people we have in there. We have to play better in every facet in the game to start getting back in a winning column.
- And finally, how will Boone utilize Edwin Encarnación?
Aaron Boone: Edwin Encarnacion fits in well. He’s, obviously, a great hitter, has been for a long time and continues to be. Obviously, he’ll probably become the primary DH, but has played a lot of first base and feel like he’s very capable as well. #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/iZ4y41wvgm— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 16, 2019
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