On June 14, the New York Yankees had one of their biggest tests of the 2022 season: proving they win games in a stretch against top-notch competition.
It’s fair to say they aced the test, and then some.
“The Yankees finish off their “prove it” stretch of the season with a 9-4 record, very pleased with this,” Yankees follower YankeeWRLD on Twitter wrote, with a picture of their schedule from June 14 to June 26.
The Yankees finish off their “prove it” stretch of the season with a 9-4 record, very pleased with this pic.twitter.com/VhG2PUyRAk
— AT (@YankeeWRLD) June 26, 2022
They started off the 13-game set with three against the Tampa Bay Rays.
They swept them and outscored them, 8-4.
The Toronto Blue Jays came next, and the Yankees won two out of three while scoring 25 runs and allowing 13.
They played against the Rays again, this time in Tropicana Field, and took two out of three.
After that, they returned home to play a four-game weekend set against the Houston Astros, and the two teams ended up splitting the matchup, 2-2.
The Astros Gave The Yankees Some Problems, But They Recovered Nicely
The Astros no-hit the Yankees on Saturday and kept their dominance until late in the series finale.
Giancarlo Stanton broke the magic in the seventh frame, and the Yankees offense woke up after that.
The Astros were clearly the team that gave the Bombers the most trouble, but as they showed on Sunday, there is no quit in this squad.
The 2022 Yankees aren’t dead until the last out, no matter how lopsided the score is.
Now, the Yanks are 53-20 and still comfortably own the best record in baseball.
They went 9-4 in the stretch that many thought would “expose” them.
That’s definitely not too shabby.
This team appears to be built for a long, successful playoff run.