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Sport Yankees tempering expectations after first 40 games

17:10  14 may  2018
17:10  14 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games and are on pace to test the franchise record for wins in a single season (114). However, manager Aaron Boone refuses to let projections after only 40 games determine the attitude of his team. "From a record standpoint, we're obviously in a very good

But it seems like tempering expectations just a bit might be more in order. Yankees , Red Sox To Play In London In 2019Boston will be the home team for both of MLB's first games in Europe However, manager Aaron Boone refuses to let projections after only 40 games determine the attitude of his team.

The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games and are on pace to test the franchise record for wins in a single season (114). However, manager Aaron Boone refuses to let projections after only 40 games determine the attitude of his team.

"From a record standpoint, we're obviously in a very good position,” Boone said Sunday after beating the Athletics (via NJ.com). “But you always temper it with a quarter of the season, even though that sounds like a good measuring stick now, it also tells you that there's an awful lot of baseball to play.”

A sluggish 9-9 start to the season has kept the Yankees from running away from the Red Sox in the AL East as the teams are tied with identical 28-12 records.

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The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games and are on pace to test the franchise record for wins in a single season.

MORE: Yankees tempering expectations after first 40 games . If they were to somehow add Machado and Turner comes back and produces the way he has from the moment he put on a Dodgers uniform in 2014, that would be a huge shot in the arm, offensively. Even with just the return of Turner

Aaron Judge, who leads the team in batting average (.311) home runs (11) and RBIs (35), is still every bit the player that won AL Rookie of the Year in 2017, and Giancarlo Stanton is rediscovering his MVP form as he’s back on pace for a 40-home run, 100-RBI season.

a baseball player holding a bat: Aaron Judge© Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Aaron Judge

Brett Garder, one of the old guys in the clubhouse at 34 years old, has also benefited from the team’s sizzling May, raising his batting average 33 points in the last 10 games.

“I can't complain too much with where we're at,” Gardner said Sunday, “but we think there's some room for improvement, especially from me and from other guys in the lineup but I think for the most part we've played pretty good baseball and I'm just excited that it's not 35 degrees out anymore."

New York takes it’s momentum to Washington D.C. on Tuesday for a two-game set against the Nationals — the only team as hot as the Yankees over its last 10 games (8-2).

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