NEW YORK – The result of this long-decided game was laughter throughout the Yankees ‘excavation when DJ LeMahieu hacked on a 48.7 mph float from Blue Jays’ Santiago Espinal helpline that struck an eighth inning at home. ran over the left wall that accounted for their 20.
NEW YORK – The result of this game, long determined, there was laughter throughout the Yankees’ excavation as
It was the type of moment of light that had avoided their grip too late, but the Yanks believe they are clicking at the right time.
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“A few weeks ago, I don’t think teams were scared of us,” Voit said. “Now we’re back to being the Bronx Bombers. I do not think people will play us in the playoffs.”
The post-season game again seems to be a given for the Yanks, who kissed the .500 mark before rattling out of a six-game winning streak. Batting around for three consecutive innings to support the right hand
“It was a lot of fun,” Catch said
During their current winning streak, the Yankees have outscored opponents by a margin of 48-11. With their arms and bats rounded in shape, they have assumed No. 5 playoff seed and are within two games to catch the twins for the fourth seed, which would host a playoff series in the first round.
“I think the first series that is home would be huge for us,” Voit said. “But I feel confident no matter what position we get in the playoffs to run.”
Eight days after the Yankees endured a season-high at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY that failed to stop the Jays from producing a 10-run inning, they more than returned by hitting three consecutive frames. , starting with a seven-run second lap.
Misplays by right-winger Derek Fisher triggered the big frame in which right-handed Taijuan Walker was charged with seven runs (one earned). Voit and Hicks belted back-to-back homers to cover inning.
“It was great,” said manager Aaron Boone. “Last time out against Walker we had a lot of good at-bats and put a lot of pressure on him but we could not break through. Tonight we were able to do that and a lot of guys had a lot of good bats. It was good to see. “
The first six Yankees strikers reached in the third round against right-handed Shun Yamaguchi. Three walks and two hit-by-pitches set the table for LeMahieu, who cleared the bases with a double. Sánchez joined a three-run homer as part of a four-run fourth inning.
“DJ is the freaking best hitter I’ve ever played with and he keeps ripping,” Voit said of LeMahieu, who raised his stroke average to .363.
It was the first time the Yankees had fought around in three consecutive innings since Aug. 25, 2011, when they set a Major League record by belting out three grand slams in a 22-9 dunk by athletics.
It was a truck with support for the 21-year-old García who handled the long half innings to record his second win in so many starts. García limited the Jays to homers by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and spread six hits over seven innings.
“I just wanted to stay focused,” García said through an interpreter. “I kept an eye on the game. I like it when the offense goes out there and shows a show. I enjoyed it.”
Boone also enjoyed the slug party, but he acknowledged that pitching has been key to the Yankees’ recent run – especially important given their prospects for the season. Over the course of the club’s last 10 games, the starting pitchers have amassed a 2.18 ERA, holding opponents to three earned races or fewer in each competition.
“A handful of these days, the offense has really increased, but I think it all started with the starting pitchers,” Boone said. “I know we’re capable of amazing things, and hopefully we’ll figure it out.”
Bryan Hoch has been covering the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and Facebook.