The New York Yankees did finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after consistently losing since the All-Star break. The Bombers had a dream start to the 2022 season as the World Series chances seemed more possible than ever. However, the team stumbled after the break and struggled to win matches. Luckily, the Yankees managed to sweep the Subway Series against the New York Mets on Tuesday by a second consecutive 4-2 win.
Aaron Judge Slammed His 48th Home Run
The Bronx stadium recorded a blistering crowd of 49,217, the highest in a regular season since the 2013 opener. Aaron Judge did not disappoint the energetic crows as he launched a ball 453 feet halfway up the bleachers to record his league-leading 48th HR. The four-time All-Star also secured a single RBI during the encounter in the seventh-inning rally, helping the Yankees sweep the Subway Series.
Andrew Benintendi also contributed with a big hit and rookie Oswaldo Cabrera’s three crucial contributions in the right field as the team turned around a couple of 6-4-3 double plays during the game. Benintendi had another good plate outing. He singled in the go-ahead run to extend the Yankees’ lead to 3-2 in the seventh innings against Joely Rodriguez. Andrew’s hit came after Jose Trevino’s popup fell next to Pete Alonso close to the right-field line. The Pinstripers would hope to keep this three-game winning streak going after a long list of losses in recent times.
Yankees’ Zack Britton To Start A Minor League Rehab Assignment
On Wednesday, Yankees’ southpaw Zack Britton will start his minor league rehab assignments for the Low Class -A Tampa Tarpons. The Briton underwent a Tommy John Surgery and is set to return back on the field in less than a year. However, the two-time All-Star will not throw more than 15 pitches during his first match since August 2021. He only threw 18 1/3 innings last season before suffering from a hamstring strain during the first half.
Unfortunately, the 34-year-old suffered some elbow issues during the second half and eventually underwent Tommy John Surgery in September 2021. The surgery requires around 14-16 months of rehab. However, Zack has been quite focused on his return and has worked his way aggressively to recovery. The Yankees’ player is in the final year of his four-year, $53m deal after taking the club option. He came to the Bronx at the 2018 trade deadline and has been the prime setup man during his healthy days in the last four seasons. Hopefully, the Briton will be able to make it to the lineup soon, with the Yankees in desperate need of some experience.