New York Yankees Bomber Buzz, 8/8/17: Bullpen Back In Action
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 20: Reliever Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch during the eighth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The Yankees won the game 4-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees had a much-needed off day Monday but there still was a lot going on behind the scenes.

The New York Yankees head into their next series riding high. Taking two of four on the road from the Cleveland Indians, they have a two-game winning streak and a desire to keep it going.

A big part of their recent successes have a lot to do with the bullpen, which earned Bullpen of the Week honors from the MLB.

So they’re back on track! After going through a rough patch, the Yankees have bounced right back with their dominant bullpen.

Also, according to ESNY’s stats guru, Christian Kourourpakis, the Yankees bullpen ranks first in WAR since the All-Star break.

As we also heard earlier, former Yankee Don Baylor passed away Monday morning. He played for the Yankees from 1983 through 1985. During his time in the Bronx, Baylor mainly served as a designated hitter.

He hit .267 in three season with the Yankees while also crushing 71 home runs.

The Yankees posted a heartfelt goodbye on Twitter this morning, showing just how loved and respected Baylor was.

Looking down at the farm, the Tampa Yankees completed a crazy comeback last night to steal a victory from the Clearwater Threshers, the Philadelphia Phillies Single-A affiliate.

Down 10-3 in the top of the third inning, the Yankees battled back, slowly but surely. With the deficit cut to five in the sixth, the Yankees plated five runs to tie the game at 11.

Then, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Kyle Holder and Donny Sands each drove in a run to put the Yanks on top 13-11, which ended up being the final score.

It may only be Single-A but I guarantee you that might be the most exciting game in the minors all season long.

Hopefully that will get the Yankees pumped up to go for the series win against the Blue Jays. Here’s to another great series coming up!

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