Matt Carpenter stated that he knew the situation when he received the call. He became a New York Yankee after the call. The Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs by 18-4 on Sunday afternoon. They also won a three-game series. The Yankees look like the best team in baseball right now, and that will be tested over the next couple of weeks as the schedule gets more challenging.
Carpenter, as well as the entire Yankees team, is in a good position. They continue to win baseball games. They have the best record in baseball by a large margin.
This is in mid-June, and there are no signs that the Yankees will slow down their record pace. The Cubs are an awful team that is in rebuild mode.
Carpenter is the second modern-era player to have six home runs in his seven first hits since joining a team.
The Yankees are currently 44-16 and have won or spit 16 of 19 series this season. This makes them the fifth Major League team in 67 years to win at most 44 of their 60 first games.
It took some bonus innings, 13 innings on Friday night in the Bronx. Jose Trevino ended the festivities with a pinch-hit walk-off single,
The Yankees won 8-0 on Saturday night with six home runs by the team. This was their ninth shutout of the season. Then came Sunday afternoon, when it became a reality that the Yankees could win 110 games this season.
It's all about the Yankees and the home run ball; watching a team lead baseball with home runs (98) at a record pace is impressive.
All the wins, home runs, and runs scored are meaningless if you don't succeed in October. This Yankees team seems built to win in October.
The Yankees have been an intimidating team this season, and Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are two examples of this intimidating factor. You are seated in the press box, and you look down. The impressive Statcast statistics for Judge follow the bat's crack and the crowd's roar.
Judge said, "I'm a sucker for a good rally. Doubles in the gaps. Runners in scoring position." He is on pace to hit as many home runs as Roger Maris or Babe Ruth in a season.
Judge is doing well. Judge and Stanton have been together for a long time; this is the first time they have had the lineup for an extended period. Stanton, Gleyber Tores, Jose Trevino, and Stanton are all healthy.
Ask others in MLB. Is it possible to stop the Yankees? They say baseball is a game that works in unexpected ways—hitting more than pitching can cause contagious and random injuries. Yankees home run balls can be contagious.
The schedule now becomes tougher. This means that the Yankees team will be playing in two weeks of games against the Blue, Jays, Rays, and Astros, three of the best teams in the American League. This stretch will include games at home as well as on the road.
The Yankees and Astros are the series I am waiting for as the bad blood is there, and who doesn't love a little bad blood?