New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone describes the team’s lineup as a “loaded barrel” heading into Game 2 against the Minnesota Twins.
Large contributors for New York were first baseman DJ LeMahieu (3-for-5, one home run, four RBIs), and second baseman Gleyber Torres (1-for-3, two RBIs). What’s important for the Yankees moving forward, however, is that they have healthy big bats in their lineup. Manager Aaron Boone touched base on that with reporters after the team took a 1-0 series lead.
“It’s remarkable,” Boone said of the rare, full lineup, per Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post. “I think we’ve had some good fortune here this last month, for the most part, I think Giancarlo [Stanton] being able to get back in the way he has, it’s gone pretty well. Edwin [Encarnación] having the questions going into this week, would he be able to get over that final hump and feel comfortable that he is?
“So it’s definitely good to go in with pretty much a loaded barrel, you know?”
The lineup is definitely a strength at the moment, there’s no doubt about it. New York has a healthy (enough) Giancarlo Stanton, a healthy Gary Sánchez, and a healthy Edwin Encarnación for the postseason.
The Yanks will play host to the Twins in Game 2 of their current series on Saturday at 5:07 p.m. ET.