With just one more game between him and the All-Star break, Aaron Boone’s pregame press conference on Sunday comfortably took the final day of school-like spirit. Boone said he’s not going to do a thorough investigation, but Leisure Aaron is definitely on his way.
“I’ll be on vacation, but I’ll watch the home run derby and the All-Star Game,” he said. “I’m still disappointed they’re not wearing our uniform. We need to bring it back. The units are cool, but our own units are cooler. I’ll be tuning in with a spatula and some board shorts.”
Situations like these always allowed for reflection, and Boone thought through the entirety of his team’s first half with a noticeable admiration. He was asked what was special about his team, a team that has become one of the best first stops in MLB history.
“The way we’ve been able to win games and the belief in this team is that we can win either way,” Boone said. “It starts with the commitment of the guys from Day 1 of spring training. They’re really committed and obsessed with the details.”
That doesn’t mean that things have become easy. Injuries happen for every team, and the Yankees have had a lot of pitchers removed from various ailments. Jack Britton hasn’t pitched at all after his Tommy John surgery, Chad Greene is due for the rest of the year due to the same operation, and Luis Severino, Miguel Castro and Ron Marinacio’s shoulder issues creeped in over the past month, While Jonathan Loisiga and Aroldis Chapman recovered from their injuries.
Because of that, the Yankees currently have a few people in the bullpen that many fans know nothing about. The captain tried to be careful with the use of his pitcher, knowing he would have little respite for the Midsummer Classic.
Boone said, “You get to this point and you see the All-Star breaks in sight, especially with pitchers and sometimes bullpen guys, you want to make sure you’re keeping them as fresh as possible.” Huh.” “It’s never really possible, but keeping that in mind you also strike a balance between the urgency of the day and the long game. All-star break times are usually a good thing.”
Domingo is looking to make a comeback after the German break, with Boone mentioning on Saturday that he could also make some starts. After taking stock of everything that’s gone wrong this season, Boone quickly diverts the conversation to everything that’s gone right.
“We’re hoping to get people – potentially Britons – and more people back into the mix as we go,” he said. “The good thing is we have guys like Clark Schmidt, guys like JP Sears leading the way. They’ve not only filled a role, but filled a role impressively, and shown their promise. We German Now excited to be back in the mix. All things considered, we are in a very good place.”
The Yankees are second in the league in WHIP (1.08), third in team ERA (3.09), and fourth in Sunday’s game in strike rate (24.9%) and pitcher WAR (12.9).
“We are well aware of what a long way we have to go,” Boone said. “What we’ve done is put ourselves in a great position to do something special.”
Carpenter Drawing Mass Comparison
The tear that Matt Carpenter is on – fresh from his third multi-homer game with the Yankees, a team he signed at the end of May – led Boone to miss Kevin Maas. Left-handed hitters such as Carpenter, Mass, came with the Yankees on June 29, 1990, and recorded 15 homers in his first 42 games. The Yankees were terrible that year, but finished second in the Mass Rookie of the Year voting, providing a lone bright spot in an otherwise dark year.
“I remember that story very well and he was scoring all the home runs,” Boone told reporters. “Incidentally, I got a chance to play with Kevin Maas in Triple-A. We used to play a game of credit cards for breakfast and every time I lost. I think it had something to do with it. I think there were some experienced chops, taking advantage of me, and I had no idea what was going on. I lost that thing every time. Luckily, it was like Cracker Barrel and stuff like that. It wasn’t killing me, but I still didn’t like it. No, that was cool.”
Dominguez showed power
Jason Dominguez impressed on Saturday. The Yankees highly touted the 19-year-old outfield prospect, who was Hi-A. promoted in Earlier this week, a ball was sent into orbit during a Futures game. Boone was asked his thoughts about the mammoth Homer.
“Bum, that was too good for a young man,” he said with astonishment. “I actually saw it this morning. You get a small glimpse of a young man with special powers.”