In game two of the series, the New York Yankees thumped the Red Sox again, beating them by a final of 3-2. The Yankees have now locked down a series win, no matter today’s outcome.
The Yankees offense has been hot, partially due to two great offensive players: Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela.
Aaron Judge has been on a tear lately, as another long ball was hit again by him. Four straight games and four straight games with home-runs for him, as he just keeps swatting those baseballs out of the park. He is seeing the ball very well, helpng the balls to fly out of the park. Hopefully he can keep the momentum going.
When Gio Urshela got traded from the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2018 season, his career was changed for the better. Last season, he batted .314 with 21 home-runs and 74 RBIs. Hr ranked ninth inslugging percentage at .889 last season, and he has really been a great asset at third base for the Yankees. Against the fastball, breaking ball, and offspeed pitches, he hit at least a .286 average with a low strikeout rate.
He has hit two home-runs in two straight games as the second one went for a grand slamm making score 5-2. So far, it’s looking like this season will be a repeat from last year.
Tonight’s starting pitcher is James Paxton. In his first start, he did not pitch well, as his velocity was no where near his usual speed. His fastball in 2019 had been clocked at up to 95.7 mph, but it was only at 92 mph in his first outing. Look for him to pitch the way he did in the second-half of last season with a 2.51 ERA in his last 11 starts.
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