The New York Yankees are fresh off a sweep of their crosstown rivals and have reinforcements ready to check into the good kind of rehab.
This summer, there are a few more players entering rehab stints for the New York Yankees. No, don’t worry…these guys are in the kind of rehab that will bring them right back to the Bronx during the crucial part of the season.
Oh, you’ve forgotten about these guys right now? Well they’re making their way back to the Yankees after they tear it up in their rehab assignments.
It was announced yesterday that both Matt Holliday and Starlin Castro would start their assignments today.
Matt Holliday will begin rehab tomorrow with Class-A Tampa. Starlin Castro heading to Triple-A.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 17, 2017
Holliday originally went on the disabled list for a left lumbar strain while Castro has been having nagging hamstring issues that affected his play.
But they’re ready to come back, just when the Yankees are in the thick of the playoff hunt.
Another fellow rehaber, Greg Bird, showed some progress last night in Scranton, where he laced an RBI single and followed that up with another single in the seventh inning.
Greg Bird singles to center on a full count with the bases loaded. pic.twitter.com/HtHH0iDODQ
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) August 18, 2017
Yankees fans, you better be absolutely giddy with excitement. The Yankees are winning AND they’ve got these studs coming back? Absolutely unstoppable.
With the Yankees sweeping the Mets, let’s look at some of the stats behind it. Such as the fact that the Yankees have only swept their rivals twice, including this season.
This is the 2nd time the @Yankees have swept the season series from the Mets (2003). pic.twitter.com/v8w8sPgPeX
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 18, 2017
So the last time they swept the Mets in the regular season, the Yankees went to the World Series. It didn’t end well, but at least they made it there.
Good sign for the future? Hal Steinbrenner hopes so, I’m sure of it.
In a solid win, the Yankees also got some recognition from a Yankee legend himself. Alex Rodriguez took to Twitter to show his love for some of the Baby Bombers.
Proud of these two young studs… #yankees @yankees pic.twitter.com/d5cY6m5hnK
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) August 18, 2017
That’s quite the sentiment from the guy who slugged home runs like it was going out of style. Rodriguez may not be playing but at least he’s watching these young guys do their thing.
And he probably sees himself as a part of their success. After all, his “retirement” was the reason these two got their big shot in the big leagues.
Things are all going right for the Yankees. They own New York, their aces are back on track and their offense seems to have hit its stride. Now, it’s onto Boston.