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After starting the 2021 campaign about as lackluster as possible, the New York Yankees have won 10 of their last 13 games and are up 3-1, looking for a sweep over the cheating Houston Astros. What a turnaround.
Clint Frazier, whom I’ve claimed will be the future of the Yankees, was stinking up the joint. Well, he’s hitting laser beams all of sudden, and the team looks completely different. And Stanton raising his batting average from .145 two weeks ago to the low .310s with 117 miles-an-hour line drive homers works too. He’s been an absolute machine that soaked in ‘MVP’ chants earlier this afternoon.
The Yankees are finally getting hot, and now it’s just a matter of staying healthy. That starting pitching staff I argued wasn’t good enough? 2.22 ERA over their last 10 starts. Excellent work out of southpaw Jordan Montgomery last night, and veteran Cy Young winner Corey Kluber punched out 10 Orioles in his previous eight-inning start.
Baltimore seemed to give the Yankees some much-needed confidence, and that shouldn’t surprise fans. What’s new? Baltimore is pretty much a gun range before you go to war. Okay, maybe the Orioles and Tigers. Either way, the Yankees had a light schedule and utilized that practice to build confidence for their real test: Houston.
Looks like it’s paying off as the Yankees are currently up 3-1 on the Astros with Gerrit Cole on the bump.
Clint Frazier is now 6 for 14 when batting in the 9 hole. pic.twitter.com/rWcyg2Bypm— Jimmy Randazzo (@JimmyRandazzo) May 6, 2021