The New York Yankees 2020 season progressed tonight with another game against the Atlanta Braves. So we continue our look at recapping the three most significant takeaways from the Yankees vs. the Braves on August 12th, 2020.
Takeaway #1: Clint Frazier Makes a Statement
One player that has been a source of division amongst Yankee fans is Clint Frazier. Clint Frazier is a young player with a dynamic bat that’s been described as “lightning quick.” But sadly, Clint hasn’t been given the extended opportunity to show his ability at the Major League level truly. The few times that Frazier has been given a chance, he has demonstrated the necessary talent to be a quality, Major Leaguer. Tonight, Clint Frazier added another exclamatory punctuation to his resumé for remaining on the MLB roster. Frazier would go 3-4 with two runs scored and a solo homerun. Clint Frazier will need to continue his hitting exploits in order to remain on the 28-man roster in 2020. But more performances like tonight’s and Clint will undoubtedly stay in the “bigs.”
Takeaway #2: Gleyber & Gary Could be Breaking Out
Tonight we would see positive signs from both the Yankee shortstop and backstop. Both Torres and Sanchez would come up with big hits tonight. For Gary Sanchez, it was a second-inning homerun. And for Gleyber Torres it was a fourth-inning single to right field which scored Aaron Hicks, Torres also walked twice. These are good signs for a couple of Bronx Bombers struggling during the early part of this shortened campaign. Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez are extremely vital pieces to the Yankees. And not just because of what both men provide offensively. For the Bronx Bombers to complete the mantra for 2020 of “Win Everything,” Torres and Sanchez are going to be heavily relied upon, so it was a good night that could be turning the tables.
Takeaway #3: Aaron Judge Pulled; Then Misses Game
Last night, Aaron Judge, the clear cut early favorite for AL MVP, was pulled in the sixth inning. Following the game Yankee manager, Aaron Boone stated that the move was made to give Judge a rest after four games on the turf in Tampa Bay. However, Aaron Judge’s name was not penciled into the lineup, and he was not used as a pinch hitter.
We would see Judge sitting in the dugout, which should be a good sign. But when it comes to Yankee injuries, we never receive the full story until after it’s too late. Reports stated that Judge was looking to play once the Yankees returned to action on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. But we will have to wait and see if the Yankees’ right fielder will be back in the lineup after two and a half days off.