Now that he was a Yankees grab a spot In the post-season 2022, it’s time to start looking at potential matches and building the roster as they seek their 28th World Championship, their first since 2009.
“We have a lot of work to do here,” said Director Aaron Boone. “It started a long time ago; a lot of work, a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to this point. Adversity and highs and lows. I am excited that we will get a chance, and now, we want to improve on it.”
What would a postseason list look like?
A: Jose Trevino, Kyle Higashioka
1b: Anthony Rizzo
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres
3b: Josh Donaldson
SS: Isaiah Keener Valiva
LF: Oswaldo Cabrera
CF: Harrison Bader
RF: Aaron Judge
DH: Giancarlo Stanton
UTL: Marwin Gonzalez
SP: Gerrit Cole, Frankie Montas, Luis Severino, Nestor Cortes
RP: Aroldis Chapman, Scott Evros, Sunday German, Jonathan Luiziga, Lucas Lutegg, Ron Marinaccio, Andy Peralta, Clark Schmidt, Lou Trevino
CL: Clay Holmes
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The Yankees hope the rest will heal Right second toe case LeMahieu struggled through most of the second half, exhausting his extra core strength. However, Boone said they don’t think LeMahieu will be healthy again until the end of the season, so it’s possible for hate to happen.
Matt Carpenter (fractured left foot) and Andrew Benintende (broken bone in right hand) may be able to come back from their injuries during the post-season. Carpenter appears to be ahead of Benintende, and has said he plans to play even if his left foot isn’t fully healed. Consider it a possibility for the MLS Series, while Benintende may not be ready until the AL Championship Series.
The list above includes Peralta, who is expected to return during the final series of the regular season in Texas. It does not include Aaron Hicks, as the player’s playing time was affected by Bader’s return from the injured list.
While rookie Oswald Peraza is eligible to play in the post-season because he was on the 40-player roster prior to September 1, we also don’t expect him to make the cut, although that may be a sloppy with the more experienced Gonzalez. .
What are the possible confrontations in the first round?
Assuming the Yankees held out for wins in the AL East, their most likely opponents in the AL Division series would be the Guardians, Rays or Mariners, with the Bombers having a home field advantage against any opponents by virtue of their better overall record.
This season, New York went 5-1 against Cleveland and 11-8 against Tampa Bay, but it went 2-4 against Seattle.
Who’s in the postseason rotation?
Cole will get the ball in the first game, and then there is some question as to how the rest will get in behind the ace. Montas was picked up from the A hoping to become a solid No. 2 in the post-season series, but he’s dealing with right shoulder inflammation and is down to 6.35 in his first eight starts for the Yankees. Keep in mind that Montas has had success against the Astros, especially at Minute Maid Park, which could be a story in a potential ALCS match.
Severino was upset that the Yankees put him on their 60-day hit list, but admits that might make him fresher for September and October. Curtis has been one of baseball’s best stories, and the left-wing All-Star player deserves another turn on the national stage. The Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery because they didn’t see him make the start of the season, so Montas’ health is key to determining whether German or Jameson Tellon are in the rotation.
Who is the closest Yankees team?
This would have been a silly question in April, but Chapman has been ineffective and/or absent for most of the year. Throughout most of the first half, Holmes held the job, earning his first All-Star pick.
But now, with the Yanks approaching October, the late-half sequences are going smoothly. Loáisiga may be one of the Bullpen’s most reliable sedatives, although Holmes is still considered the ninth man. Boone has to get creative after the starters are out.
Will the Yankees have enough humiliation for October?
A judge can’t do it alone – or can he? He certainly tried in August, carrying a team limping to all 10 of their victories in that tough month, and now, there are reinforcements. Rizzo’s left bat provides the needed balance, Torres was swinging a hot stick, and Stanton probably felt something click into place when he hit that Don’t forget the ninth round of the Grand Slam against pirates.
Badr’s early comeback has been impressive, as he appears to be a promising contributor on both sides of the ball. Cabrera shows maturity beyond his years and has been working on the left field regularly lately, hinting that the Yanks strongly view him as a starter with Benintendi.
What is the post-season history for the Yankees?
To refresh your memory, the Yanks were eliminated by the Red Sox in the 2021 AL Wild Card game. They lost to the Rays in five ALDS games in ’20, and finished their 19th season in Houston by dropping the ALCS to the Astros in six games.
The Yankees haven’t reached the World Championships since 2009, when they stormed New Yankee Stadium with a championship celebration.