The New York Yankees went on the road to take on the Minnesota Twins with a struggling offense and a five-game losing streak. Last night, the offense was the main reason the Yankees ended their five-game skid as they defeated the Twins 10-4.
Although he did not pitch particularly well, Andy Pettitte became a part of Yankees history as he racked up two strikeouts, which was just enough for him to pass Whitey Ford on the Yankees’ All-Time strikeout list. Truly a great accomplishment for a great player and an even better person.
If the Yankees want to have success the rest of the season, the top of their lineup is going to need to produce.
That starts with Brett Gardner being able to get on base because he can make things happen with his speed. Robinson Cano is going to have to drive in the runs when he gets a chance, and that is what he did last night. His two home runs and a double to account for three runs batted in were key to the Yankees’ victory.
If Zoilo Almonte can continue his success in the major leagues and be a big factor at the bottom of the lineup, it is going to make the Yankees a pretty good team even with all of the injuries. Almonte had another three hits last night and was able to drive in two runs.
Offense is the question mark of this team, who has decent starting pitching and a great bullpen. Whenever they can get runs on the board, they have the pitching to hold it most of the time.