There’s a whole lot going around for the New York Yankees and we give you an inside scoop for this lackluster Monday morning.
Welcome back and it’s time to celebrate another New York Yankees victory. That’s right, the second consecutive sweep for the Yankees has officially occurred.
The Yankees are red-hot. There’s absolutely no denying that. But they have things greater than baseball to think about.
During Sunday night’s competition against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Yankees took some time to honor the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that occurred 10 years ago.
Thank you, @Yankees for honoring Virginia Tech victims during Sunday night game. #VTWeRemember
— VT Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) April 17, 2017
The moment of silence occurred before the game at Yankee Stadium and also at the Washington Nationals’ park Sunday evening.
To read more about the honoring of these victims by reading the press release from Virginia Tech here.
While they are on a hot streak, do the Yankees have to push the panic button when it comes to Matt Holliday just yet?
Holliday missed his second straight game against his former team with lower back stiffness, as reported by Cardinals beat reporter Jenifer Langosch on Twitter.
Matt Holliday vs. Adam Wainwright won't be happening tonight. Holliday is out of #Yankees lineup again today with back stiffness. #stlcard
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) April 16, 2017
Prior to the injury, Holliday was struggling at the plate. Batting .242 on the season, Holliday has struck out eight times at the dish. The solid power hitter the Yankees knew is not present at this moment.
Maybe some time off will reinvigorate Holliday and give him some confidence at the plate. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, the minor league prospects seem to be panning out quite well. Starting rotation candidate Chad Green has now been lighting it up down in Scranton with the Triple-A RailRiders.
Strong out for @chadgreen24 this afternoon! Final line: 7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 7K, 92P/62S. SWB leads 2-1 in the 8th. @Yankees
— Darren Headrick (@Darren_Headrick) April 16, 2017
Now boasting a 1-1 record in Triple-A this season, Green has a 3.00 ERA while striking out 15 and walking only three batters.
Maybe the Yankees were right in sending Green down after spring training, seeing as how their rotation has fallen into place. However, Green’s outings will be hard for the Yankees to ignore for long.
That’s all we’ve got from Yankee-land today. Take this Monday and own it, just like the Yankees did with the last week.