Aaron Boone’s first season as a supervisor couldn’t be going significantly better than it has with the Yankees racing to the most effective report within the majors.
So there hasn’t been a lot for Boone to get labored up about, however after Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Mariners in The Bronx — a win that noticed the Yankees hit two extra homers, resulting in all of their runs — he bristled at the notion the Yankees had been a “home run or nothing team.”
“I think it’s a silly argument, I really do,’’ Boone said. “Does it bother me? That does bother me, actually. If a great pitcher shuts us down, it’s because a great pitcher shuts us down. He can shut down a team that doesn’t hit home runs, too.”
With their two homers Thursday — two-run pictures by Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar that got here within the first inning off lefty James Paxton — the Yankees have 122 residence runs on the season in simply 72 video games.
That’s 15 greater than the workforce subsequent on the checklist — the Red Sox — have hit in 76 video games.
The Yankees are 7-6 in video games through which they don’t go deep, however Boone believes it’s a mistake to color the Yankees as a homer-reliant workforce.
“If [Houston’s Justin] Verlander has a good outing against you, or Paxton goes out and shuts us down, it’s gonna be because we didn’t hit homers and we strike out?” a considerably incredulous Boone mentioned.
Their 381 runs scored are third within the majors, trailing the Astros and Boston.
And the Yankees practically added a 3rd homer within the first Thursday, however Giancarlo Stanton, who hit a game-winning blast within the ninth on Wednesday, was robbed of one other one by Mitch Haniger in heart.
“That was a great play,’’ Boone said. “[Haniger]… made it look pretty easy. It’s a bummer for [Stanton].”
Additional reporting by Greg Joyce