Yankees Dominate the East
New York kicked things into gear. After losing to the Red Sox to start the week, they wouldn’t do so again. They now have a tidy 4 game lead over the Boston for first place. After lighting up Rick Porcello and David Price, they would dismantle the Orioles. New York’s offense combined for 38 runs across the three game set, only letting up 8. Aaron Judge continues to be a force to be reckoned and leading the charge offensively. Judge still leads MLB with 21 home runs and has now blasted the longest one of the season. For good measure. Starlin Castro and Gary Sanchez also jumped on the Orioles this weekend.
The Yankees rotation has been effective, supporting the team long enough for the vaunted offense to put the game out of reach. The bullpen has been effective too, but that’s easy to do with the run differential they get to work with. After a disappointing week last week, strong showings against two of the top dogs of the East has established New York as the legitimate leader of the AL East. Likely putting the title out of reach for those ones at the bottom. The Yankees will get to terrify the pitchers of the West, as they play the Athletics and Angels this week.
The Yankees have been a fun team to watch and will continue to be if their young stars put up gaudy numbers like they did this week. Lately, New York is looking like the 2016 Cubs 2.0