The New York Yankees seem to have turned the corner and are now becoming the team everyone expected them to be.
However, as with everything in life, there are ups and downs. These are those moments.
1 Up- Didi Gregorius
Just like the last edition of 3 Up and 3 Down we start out with Didi Gregorius. Didi has kept up with his hot start. And as he has been for a majority of his Yankee tenure he has been extremely clutch for the Bronx Bombers.
1 Down- Sonny Gray
To say the Sonny has struggled during his time in Pinstripes would be a massive understatement. Gray currently has an ERA of 8.27 in four starts. In Sonny’s last start he was said to have changed up his mechanics. However, not much looked different in the “slight” mechanical changes or in the very similar results that he put on the board. It will be interesting to see just what Rothschild and Gray work on before his next start.
2 Up- Giancarlo Stanton
Stanton definitely struggled out of “Gate 6” in the Bronx. But has slowly started to heat up including a 4 for 4 performance last night against the Minnesota Twins.
2 Down- Tommy Kahnle
Once again Kahnle made the list. This time not just because he has struggled when he pitched but also because of suffering an injury. Kahnle was placed on the DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Hopefully, for the New York Yankees and Kahnle himself, this shoulder issue was the cause of Tommy’s problems and that once healed up Kahnle will get back his velocity and command.
3 Up- Miguel Andújar
Andújar has been on fire, getting multiple extra-base hits on a seemingly everyday basis. After starting out 0-12 Andújar went to work and is 18-57 for a .316/.333/.649 slash line with three home runs and eleven rbi’s.
3 Down- Jacoby Ellsbury
When starting center fielder Aaron Hicks hit the DL on Opening Day everyone expected Jacoby Ellsbury to be the guy for whom the bell tolled. However, as has become Ellsbury’s Modus Operandi he too was hurt and on the disabled list. Ellsbury has not been on the Major League squad for the Yankees all season and doesn’t appear to be close to returning soon either. Ellsbury suffered yet another setback in rehabbing and was shut down once again. Whether or not Jacoby makes his way to the Bronx this season, his presence has not been missed whatsoever.
B.O.L.O.- Brandon Drury
Drury has been sidelined since the opening series of the season with migraines and blurry vision. He had been shut down for a long time to try and find a solution to the problem. The Yankees medical staff and Drury have seemingly discovered the root of the issue and have already begun the mending process. Drury is not set to begin playing in some rehab games with the Scranton Railriders on Wednesday and if all goes well Drury may rejoin the Bronx Bombers next week.