Laracuente Ledger MLB NY Yankees

A Glorious Beginning

In yesterday’s Opening Day performance the New York Yankees emerged victorious winning 6-1 against the TorontoBlue Jays.

This victory was highlighted by the outstanding debut of the newest Yankee Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton’s day ended with a line of 3-5 with 2 HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 3R. Impressive debut for anyone who changed teams. However it’s even more impressive that it was done by a player who was taking his first regular season swings as a member of the prestigious and historic franchise of the New York Yankees.

The 2018 campaign couldn’t have gotten off to a better start than it did yesterday. The Yankees will look to continue their winnings ways tonight at 7pm est. On the mound for the Yankees will be Mashiro Tanaka. Tanaka will be looking to start this season the way he finished in the post season last year….dominant. After choosing to stay put in the Bronx (a prudent financial decision given how the market played out) Tanaka can show that he is still one of the best pitchers in all of the MLB.

161+ To Go

Now let’s temper the jubilation for just a moment as the beauty and reality of baseball is that it is played every day. That every day play can give a team coming off a loss the ability to use the cliché line that holds quite true “We just have to turn the page, there’s a game tomorrow”. This sentiment is 100% true there is a game tomorrow and forgetting about the game you just lost is critical. It is critical in moving past it, and focusing on the game at hand.

Yesterday was a great start but for the Yankees to achieve the ultimate goal, for them to acquire the crown jewel they too must turn the page and begin anew. That battle begins today when the face Blue Jays’ starter Aaron Sanchez. Sanchez’ 2017 season was essentially a wash as he dealt with injuries through the year and only pitched 36 innings. This season however Sanchez appears to be healthy and ready to regain the form he had when he lead the American League in ERA (Earned Run Average) in 2016.

Going Forward

The Yankees have high expectations on them for this season. The goal is, as it used to be when “The Boss” George Steinbrenner was running the ball club, winning the World Series. Anything less will be considered a losing season.

Going Forward this season in The Laracuente Ledger every Friday will be a recapping of the previous week for the Yankees. So if you have any mailbag questions about the New York Yankees reach out to us at contact@laracuenteledge.com.

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