Despite their loss to Kansas City last night, everything that you need to know about the New York Yankees is right here.
Even though the Kansas City Royals tied the four-game series at a game apiece with their victory last night, the news for the New York Yankees wasn’t all bad.
When both Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter went deep, it brought the team’s total number of home runs up to 68. According to Elite Sports NY’s Christian Kouroupakis, 68 is their third-most in team history through their first 43 games; behind the marks of 69 in 2002 and 71 in 2009.
In fact, whenever the Yankees hit 200 or more as a team, they go to the playoffs. If they can keep this up, look out October.
The Yankees number one minor league prospect Gleyber Torres made his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre debut last night, going 1-3 with a sixth-inning double while batting third and playing third for the Rail Riders.
Gleyber Torres, meanwhile, finished 1-for-3 with a walk in his first game with Scranton tonight
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 24, 2017
According to Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, the slick-handed shortstop is set to play all over the infield in his time at SWB. But, with Chase Headley‘s recent struggles, Torres’ best chance of making it to The Show might just be at third base. Beware, Chase, the future is on your heels.
Finally, Tyler Austin‘s foot seems to be recovering nicely as he continues to rehab at AA Trenton. Matt Kardos of Pinstriped Prospects reports that the foot looks fine, as the first baseman had two triples and an 11-pitch at-bat that resulted in a single in last night’s contest.
Tyler Austin has two triples tonight. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the foot is feeling okay. #Yankees
— Matt Kardos (@mattkardos) May 24, 2017
If Chris Carter wants to stay in the Bronx, he had better hope that last night’s long ball is a sign of things to come because Austin is right around the corner and ready to make his mark on 2017.