Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton snaps out of slump with monster homer

Giancarlo Stanton snapped his 0-for-15 streak as virtually solely he can — with a 447-foot residence run within the backside of the primary inning Saturday within the Yankees’ 8-0 win over the Orioles in The Bronx. 

Stanton’s points on the plate have lasted all through the second half of the season, as he has battled foot issues and timing points. 

He added a single within the win. 

“That was definitely good to see,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned of the homer. “I know he wants to get traction going into the postseason. … I hope these little things start moving him in the [right] direction. Look, we’ve all seen him against the best in postseason situations. When it’s locked in, it’s a different level.” 

“I need to have good at-bats via the entire sport as a substitute of one or two a sport,’’ mentioned Stanton, who’s looking for his type earlier than the postseason, when he has historically hit effectively. 

“These are all practice at-bats for that,’’ Stanton said of his mindset before the playoffs. “You want to come back after that swing and have some good games back-to-back leading into the postseason.” 

Giancarlo launches a solo residence run int he first inning.
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Boone mentioned he was “worried” concerning the climate Sunday, which could trigger a rainout. That would probably rob Aaron Judge of a sport to get to 62 homers, because it’s unclear if it might be made up. 

The Yankees head to Texas on Monday and can finish the common season Wednesday after 4 video games in opposition to the Rangers. The wild-card spherical is about to start on Friday, and with the Yankees assured the No. 2 seed within the American League and Baltimore out of playoff rivalry, there’s no purpose to make up the sport if it’s rained out Sunday. 

The Yankees introduced Chi Chi Gonzalez will begin Sunday — climate allowing — with Luis Severino pushed again to Monday, with the remainder of the rotation beginning the opposite three video games at Texas. Gonzalez pitched six video games for the Brewers and Twins this season earlier than signing a minor league deal with the Yankees in August. 

Frankie Montas started enjoying catch Saturday in his try to return again from proper shoulder irritation. Boone mentioned the right-hander’s standing is unsure for the ALDS, which is able to start Oct. 11. 

“I don’t know if the division series is in play,’’ Boone said of Montas, who has a 6.35 ERA in eight starts since being acquired from Oakland. “We feel there’s time for him to get to a point where he could be an option. Maybe the division series.” 

Asked if Montas would strictly be used as an opener if he’s out there, Boone mentioned, “Not necessarily,” leaving open the chance of the right-hander pitching out of the bullpen within the playoffs. 

With the common season ending on Wednesday, Clay Holmes wasn’t positioned on the IL, regardless of struggling a shoulder pressure. The Yankees will play a person brief. Boone mentioned Holmes would doubtless be shut down for a couple of week, so he ought to begin throwing this week. 

“If that goes effectively, it places him in play for the division collection,’’ Boone mentioned. 

Matt Carpenter ran on the sphere Saturday because the Yankees resolve whether or not he’ll be an choice as both a left-handed pinch-hitter or a DH within the postseason. The Yankees have been contemplating whether or not to take Carpenter to Texas for the ultimate collection of the common season, the place he could be restricted to doubtless three or 4 pinch-hit at-bats, however they’re leaning towards having him work on the alternate web site they are going to have at their Double-A Somerset park in Bridgewater Township, N.J., since he would get extra at-bats there. Carpenter nonetheless has to run the bases. 

“He’s in a fairly good place,’’ Boone mentioned of Carpenter, who has been out since August. 

Boone mentioned the Yankees will doubtless begin exercises two days after their common season ends. They will maintain exercises on the Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to begin. 

Matt Carpenter
Matt Carpenter
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Boone was requested why he moved Oswaldo Cabrera from left discipline to shortstop late within the loss Friday in opposition to Baltimore, as a substitute of placing him at third base. 

“We want Oswaldo to move around,” Boone mentioned of the rookie. “We’ll probably get him some time at first base late in some games. We want to keep his versatility and keep him sharp in other places. He could end up being in a lot of different places during the course of the postseason.” 

DJ LeMahieu mentioned he made it out of the sport Friday feeling nice after his return from the IL on account of proper toe irritation. 

“I felt good,’’ said LeMahieu, who was held out of the lineup Saturday, as expected. “It was good to play again. I felt like a baseball player.” 

DJ LeMahieu
DJ LeMahieu
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LeMahieu went hitless Friday in a loss to the Orioles, however each he and Boone have been inspired by how the beginning went. 

“I felt really good at the plate,’’ LeMahieu said. “I was able to take enough swings to stay ready.” 

He mentioned he would doubtless play the complete sport on Sunday and remained assured he’d make it via the season. 

“Definitely,’’ LeMahieu mentioned. 

He added he’s nonetheless uncertain about whether or not he’ll want surgical procedure within the offseason

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