Who scores a gazillion runs per game? Against tough division rivals yet? The 2017 Yankees do – and did. They destroyed the Orioles this weekend with an offensive barrage the likes of which we haven’t seen since the guys in the photo above. Instead of them, insert Judge, Sanchez, Hicks and Castro. And throw in Holliday and Didi too.
But what’s truly astonishing about this team is they’re not just homer happy. Not that I don’t love homers, especially at the Stadium where the warm weather and inviting short porch are a tonic for the players. It’s that they can also score runs by taking their walks, hitting singles and doubles, stealing a base – the complete package. Judge, in particular, is so impressive that I ordered a Judge jersey from the Yankees store today, hoping I wouldn’t jinx him.
Once again, the starting pitching has been surprisingly good. Chad Green, taking Tanaka’s spot in the rotation today, wasn’t sharp and I have no idea if he’ll stick around, but the rest of them have been superb.
Can this team power through in first place until and after the All-Star break? Who knows, but I’m enjoying the ride in the meantime. Who wouldn’t?
P.S. Audrey just sent me pics of her Judge sugar cookies. They’re brilliant and look so delicious. I, for one, would love a batch. And Audrey, you could sell $$$ of them at the Stadium!