The Yankees' offensive continues in two of the team's most dangerous goals in longer break-ins.
Gary Sanchez hit the Orioles on Tuesday with only one goal and five strokes in eleven bats since he returned from the injury list. Before the IL stint (due to a groin injury) Sanchez had been hit in an 18-stroke series without a hit.
Aaron Judge left with only one homer in his last 18 games on Tuesday for an even longer stretch of 12 walks and 23 strikes.
"He's working to get it right, and if he does, watch out," Aaron Boone said before the game, as the lineup will be as soon as Judge starts. A 3-win was a positive move as Judge advanced to third in a 3-0 first-place finish at 1
"It was good to get a result and an extra hit," Boone said. "I hope he starts to feel better."
Boone said Sanchez had "zone control" in mind. On Tuesday Sanchez had a double result as DH in the fourth round.
"If he controls the zone, the momentum is something special," the manager said. "The talent is special. He just leaves the zone a bit too much.
When asked why this was the case, Boone referred to the time missed for the injury as a possible reason.
"He fought the injury and then struggled to re-establish the timing, Boone said.
But Boone said he was still confident that both lazybones would regain their shape soon.
Then buckle up, Boone said.