After a brutal loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, the New York Yankees, owners of baseball’s best record, came back with a flourish on Thursday.
But it didn’t start off terribly well.
The Yanks entered the fifth inning trailing 7-3 after a poor outing by their ace Gerrit Cole.
But New York kept chipping away and ultimately scored seven unanswered runs to beat the Twins by a final of 10-7.
One Yankees fan page on Twitter points out that this is the ninth time that the Bronx Bombers have scored 10 or more runs in a game this year, and that they had done it six times a season ago.
Yankees scored 10+ runs 6 times last season. They’ve done it 9 times this season
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) June 10, 2022
Yanks On A Roll
This of course means that the Yankees have already blown past that mark from 2021.
The offense is booming for the Evil Empire.
This team could potentially go wire to wire if they keep up this impressive run.
But a season ago, the Yankees had to fight through a crowded Wild Card race to even reach the postseason.
This year, they have the best record in baseball.
It’s quite impressive that they have broken their mark from a season ago.
Scoring 10 or more runs six times in a year is pretty good, but to have already done it nine times by mid-June is even more amazing.
Aaron Hicks led the way for the Yanks, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth and going 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Joey Gallo matched that mark with a 2-for-5, three RBI-game of his own.
The bats picked up Cole after a shaky start and led the Yankees to a series win against a very tough team.
We’ll see if the bats can stay hot.