Sport Yankees tempering expectations after first 40 games

17:10  14 may  2018
17:10  14 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  MLB's early disappointments: Will these five veterans bounce back from slow starts? Some guys tend to be slow starters, but big questions remain for some bigger names in baseball.Well, maybe “fun” is the wrong word, but overreacting is exactly what happens, without fail every year, when players don’t meet expectations in the first 25 games or so. The sky is falling.

But it seems like tempering expectations just a bit might be more in order. Yankees , Red Sox To Play In London In 2019Boston will be the home team for both of MLB's first games in Europe on June 29 and 30, 2019.

We’ve seen this many times as Yankees fans. Rob Refsnyder had a great spring in 2015, but he could never crack the roster after defensive troubles and an inability to take the next step offensively.

The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games and are on pace to test the franchise record for wins in a single season (114). However, manager Aaron Boone refuses to let projections after only 40 games determine the attitude of his team.

"From a record standpoint, we're obviously in a very good position,” Boone said Sunday after beating the Athletics (via NJ.com). “But you always temper it with a quarter of the season, even though that sounds like a good measuring stick now, it also tells you that there's an awful lot of baseball to play.”

A sluggish 9-9 start to the season has kept the Yankees from running away from the Red Sox in the AL East as the teams are tied with identical 28-12 records.

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Focus in Bronx: Stopping Opponents’ Bombers. Yankees Temper Their Expectations and Focus on This is the Yankees ’ 20th spring training off Dale Mabry Highway, and their first without Jeter. The Yankees can envision a scenario where everything breaks right and they win about 90 games .

For most of the spring, we’ve been urging readers to temper expectations in regards to the young Yankees injury update: Greg Bird set to start extended spring training games . The Yankees could make home run history Could the 2018 Yankees become the first team in history to field four 40 -plus

Aaron Judge, who leads the team in batting average (.311) home runs (11) and RBIs (35), is still every bit the player that won AL Rookie of the Year in 2017, and Giancarlo Stanton is rediscovering his MVP form as he’s back on pace for a 40-home run, 100-RBI season.

a baseball player holding a bat: Aaron Judge© Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Aaron Judge

Brett Garder, one of the old guys in the clubhouse at 34 years old, has also benefited from the team’s sizzling May, raising his batting average 33 points in the last 10 games.

“I can't complain too much with where we're at,” Gardner said Sunday, “but we think there's some room for improvement, especially from me and from other guys in the lineup but I think for the most part we've played pretty good baseball and I'm just excited that it's not 35 degrees out anymore."

New York takes it’s momentum to Washington D.C. on Tuesday for a two-game set against the Nationals — the only team as hot as the Yankees over its last 10 games (8-2).

Yankees' Aaron Judge still searching for consistency: ‘My best is yet to come’ .
Judge leads New York in batting average (.307) home runs (11) and RBIs (35). Prior to the Yankees’ recent rain-shortened game against the Nationals, Judge had at least one RBI in seven straight games and nine of his last 10.#11 pic.twitter.com/vBDBxmOfKB— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 12, 2018 © (Getty Images) Aaron Judge Still, despite his impressive run production, Judge is second in MLB with 56 strikeouts (Joey Gallo, 61).

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