With the ALCS shifting to the Bronx Zoo, the New York Yankees find themselves in desperate straits.
They head home trailing 2-0 and now sit just two losses away from going home for the winter.
One of the biggest problems for the Yankees has been their offense.
Outside of Harrison Bader, who is putting up historic numbers this October, the offense has been dead silent.
The veteran third baseman is hitting just .227 this postseason.
When asked about potentially changing some things, Boone defended the 36-year-old slugger and cited that he still is getting on base at a 40 percent clip.
Aaron Boone has no plans to change anything at 3B. Said Josh Donaldson has “gotten on base at a 40 percent clip.” Yesterday Boone said it was “a joke” Donaldson isn’t a Gold Glove finalist.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 21, 2022
Boone Backs Donaldson
If the Yankees want to survive, some things may need to be changed in order to wake up the offense.
Boone also went on to say that he thinks that Donaldson should have been considered for a Gold Glove Award.
The finalists were revealed this week, and Donaldson is not listed as one at third base.
There could be some truth to what Boone is saying about Donaldson’s case for a Gold Glove, but his bat has been silent for the vast majority of the postseason.
He did pick up a hit last night in Game 2, but it wasn’t enough as the Yankees’ rally fell short and the Astros held on for a 3-2 win.
And it isn’t just Donaldson who is slumping.