The New York Yankees have won every game they have played this week, and if we add Sunday’s victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, they have an ongoing four-game winning streak.
Many more “Ws” are needed for them to be officially back, but they are evidently trending in the right direction after their poor second half play, especially in August.
Venezuelan players are behind the Yanks’ recent surge.
— MLB Venezuela (@MLBVenezuela) September 8, 2022
Venezuelans Were Big Factors On Wednesday
Torres has had a forgettable second half, but hit his 19th home run of the season yesterday.
Peraza earned his first major league hit and went 3-for-5 in the first game of the doubleheader; and Cabrera had the game-winning hit in extra-innings for his first “signature moment” with the Bronx Bombers.
Gonzalez has not performed well with the bat, with a .200/.283/.341 line, but is a valued member of the team and manager Aaron Boone appreciates his versatility.
In mid-August, the Yankees called up Cabrera for him to give them a spark in the lineup with his power.
The offense hasn’t translated yet to the majors (.192/.231/.260 line in 78 plate appearances), but he has rated as an excellent fielder, both in the infield and in the outfield.
Peraza hit 19 home runs and stole 33 bases at Triple-A this year, and was called up in late-August.
He is already hitting .267/.353/.400 in a few trips to the plate in MLB, and profiles as a starting-caliber shortstop with his good bat and excellent glove.
Venezuela is definitely well-represented on the Yankees.