The New York Yankees have a great future ahead as they are seeing some of their young prospects take the field and make a name for themselves in the major league. Both Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge made a big splash in their first game in the majors by hitting back to back home runs.
Although it was one game these players are showing that they can have a big impact on a game. If the Yankees want a shot at the playoffs they will have to use these younger guys to propel them to wins. Judge and Austin can help the problem that the team has with run support for their pitchers.
Judge is a prospect that has been on the rise for the past couple of years, and now that he has this opportunity to close out the season with the team he needs to stay consistent. In his second game Judge hit another homerun and he seems to be just what the doctor ordered for the Yankees.
The Yankees needed a spark and they have it in Judge. He can make a big impact on this team down the stretch of the season and he needs to if they want to win. The Yankees are at a turning point in their season and they need all the help they can get.
The Yankees have won back to back series against division rivals the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. In each of those series the Yankees took two of three games and are now 3 games over .500. This is a big for the team because they are not too far out of the wildcard race.
Although they are 6.5 games out of first place in the AL East they are just 5 games behind for the top spot for the AL Wildcard. A game and a half is a significant difference and the Yankees can capitalize on that.
The Yankees will be starting a series against another division rival the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto is in first place in the AL East by half a game above the Baltimore Orioles. A series win by the Yankees would put some pressure on the teams ahead of them in the wildcard race such as The Astros and the Mariners.
This series is big for the Yankees and they will need to play their best because the Blue Jays are a tough team to beat. The Blue Jays can put runs on the board in a hurry and hold on to a lead which could mean trouble for the Yankees if they do not pitch and hit well.
Austin and Judge will have several opportunities over this next series to show how good they can be, and what they can do for the team. They will need to be great on defense and especially on offense if they want to have a big impact on these games.
Both players are already off to a great start and could potentially get better throughout the remainder of the season. The future for Yankees baseball is here and they are ready for the challenge.