The New York Yankees have lost five of their last seven, but Aaron Judge and company will look to turn that around with two games against the Braves.
My predicted record to this point: 12-4
Yankees’ actual record to this point: 10-6
The New York Yankees were the hottest team in baseball going into the series against the Phillies, holding a 7-1 record. Now, they sit at 10-6 following a 2-2 series split with Philadelphia and a 3-1 series loss to the Rays.
Now, with losses in five of their last seven, the Yankees are looking to get back on track. They’re going to have to do so without one of their stars in Giancarlo Stanton though, who was sent to the 10-Day IL after straining his left hamstring.
Now, with Clint Frazier called back up, Aaron Boone and the Yankees will be a bit more creative and we will likely see some more of Mike Ford against the Braves as Stanton leaves a hole at DH.
However, one question remains; can the Yankees recover after losing three of four to the Rays, and five of their last seven overall?
The Braves, like the Yankees, started the season well, but have fallen off a bit over the past several games. Atlanta started the season with a 7-3 record, but they have gone 4-4 over their last eight and now sit at 11-7.
The Braves’ biggest problem to this point has been their pitching, and it got even worse when their ace, Mike Soroka, tore his Achilles, sidelining him until 2021. With that, the Braves’ weak staff got weaker, making for an interesting situation moving forward.
Now, the Braves’ weak pitching staff will be forced to face red-hot Aaron Judge and the Yankees who are averaging 4.9 runs per game, while Atlanta has allowed just over four runs per game while allowing 10 or more three times this season.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how the two-game series between the Yankees and Braves might shake out: