The New York Yankees after running through their best stretch of baseball in two decades lost back to back games for the first time since early April last week before rebounding to close out the weekend.
The Yankees have had some players that have been as hot as they have been and some that just haven’t assisted much throughout the winning. So we take a look at just who those guys are now.
1 Up- Giancarlo Stanton
For all of the boo’s that unnecessarily rained down on Stanton to start his Yankee tenure in the Bronx, Giancarlo has heated up like the weather. Stanton who has always been a slow starter has started to pick it up. Including his best day in the Bronx as he went 4-4 with a home run.
1 Down- Miguel Andújar
Andújar started off his season red hot but has since cooled off. Miguel has seemingly become overly aggressive and has been chasing pitches out of the zone. As a young player, there are always adjustments that must always be made when the league catches up. The pitchers have adjusted and stopped throwing Miggy fastballs. So Miguel has to now adjust back.
2 Up- Neil Walker
Walker was the topic of many early season discussions among Yankee fans. Many suggested cutting bait as Walker was not having competitive at-bats early on. However, that has since changes and Walker has been at the helm for many of the comebacks that the Yankees have been a part of recently. Neil has now been showing the overall skill set that made Yankee GM Brian Cashman bring him to the Yankees in the first place.
2 Down- Tyler Austin
Tyler Austin was one of the hottest batters for the Yankees a couple weeks back but he instantly got cooled off by MLB. When Austin served his four-game suspension for his part in the fight at Fenway against the Boston Red Sox. Since his return, he has not been the same player as his at-bats have not been to the same caliber as they were prior to the suspension. With Greg Bird‘s returning Tyler Austin will be looking to get things turned around if he is looking to stay in the Bronx.
3 Up- Brett Gardner
The longest-tenured Yankee has not gotten off to his best start. But Gardner no matter if he is batting .300 or batting .100 Brett puts up extremely competitive at-bats and gives his teammates a look at the opposing pitcher’s repertoire. Brett Gardner as of late has started to get the bounces going his way. If the weekend’s results are any indication
3 Down- David Hale
Hale has been the odd man out on the Yankees roster for quite some time. Hale hasn’t necessarily done anything to warrant a demotion but with many of the injured Yankees on the mend, it may be a roster crunch that causes Hale to get the ax.
B.O.L.O- Greg Bird
Greg Bird is getting close to making his major league debut this season. Bird is currently rehabbing at Trenton to remain close to the major league ballclub. If Bird shows that he is healthy he could return next week to the Yankees.