What a satisfying series against the Red Sox! No, we didn’t sweep, but beating them two out of the three games felt great.
What stood out for me was last night’s Gary Sanchez Show with his two homers. If his swing is really and truly back, imagine what it will mean for the Yankees’ offense. We’ll have him, Judge, Hicks, Didi, Castro and that sudden powerhouse Gardner scoring runs along with Holliday and even Carter, who’s come alive at last. All we need is a healthy Bird and a more productive Headley and we’re a tough team to beat on the offensive side.
Pitching wise, I continue to be amazed by CC. Speaking of coming alive. He’s been mostly terrific so far this season – to the point where I’m not sure I wouldn’t want him back when his contract is up. With Montgomery and Severino pitching well too, I like the rotation.
The sore point is Tanaka. As I’ve said, I’d skip his turns until he gets straightened out, but Girardi and Cashman say they won’t. So be it – until he does get straightened out or his performances continue to hurt the team.
Heading into this weekend’s series against the O’s, the Yanks have to be feeling good about themselves. They’re not alone. I do too.