NEW YORK – Yankees manager Aaron Boone was so astonished to hear how loud the Yankee Stadium's sell-off crowd was during an eighth-way rally on Wednesday night when he turned to one of his coaches and said, "It's May! "
The Yankees Red Sox series of shows featuring three games this week has been one-sided.
The Yankees made a 9-6 comeback, and the reward was the only one. For the first time since May 30, they occupy first place in the AL East.
With their 17 wins in the last 18 games, the Yanks are always up to date. That's their best since Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford were in their 20s in a 1953 World Series Championship team that won 1
rookie manager Aaron Boone says he has had a blast during this year's run, which followed a 9-9 start that saw the Yankees 7½ games behind the Red Sox.
"They expect really well," Boone said of his club. "You expect to be a great team, it's not even so much that you chase the results every day, you come to work every day to kill the other team, and they've done a great job."
"Even When we came out of the gate a little bit, nothing really changed. The attitude, the focus … It was: "We will achieve every single day, every single pitch, every single inning in a very artisanal way," and they continue to make so much fun playing baseball, which I do love. "