New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: These are not the 2019 Yankees that many of us dreamed of seeing, but they are getting the job done. In this piece, Ackert asks Aaron Boone about his feelings on managing the club in the current state, and he characterizes it as being fun and rewarding. It's not hard to imagine why he would say that; random contributors like Gio Urshela and Thairo Estrada seemingly pop up out nowhere every day for the Yankees lately. Let's hope this current gang of "replacements" keeps the good mojo going until the big guns get back. I can not wait.
MLB.com | Brian High: Speaking of Urshela, the hot-hitting third baseman had an injury scare, cut-fastball in Sunday's game against the Giants. Luckily, X-rays came back negative. Same for DJ LeMahieu, who sat out yesterday due to knee inflammation. The last thing the Yankees need is more injuries, and especially not to recent key contributors like Urshela and LeMahieu. Fortunately, it looks like the 201
New York Post | George A. King III: Yankees coach Steve Donahue reported this to say to Boone during Miguel Andujar's rehab game: "Andujar, three hits, no issues". For a ragtag Yankees lineup that's going to be a little bit, the impending return of Andujar is a welcome sight to say the least. Gary Sanchez has
Gary Sanchez stat of the day
Per Elias, Gary Sánchez's eight homers through his first 15 games of the season are the fourth-most at that point in a season in Yankees history. 15 games since Alex Rodriguez hits 12 in a similar stretch during his 2007 MVP campaign.
– Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) April 29, 2019
15 games, eight homers. That should be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Gary Sanchez and what he provides to the team. Yes, his pit-blocking skills are shaky at best. But if you're so focused on that, you're missing out on his offensive production and cannon arm, I feel sorry for you. Gary is our catcher, and he is one of the best in baseball.