The New York Yankees took 2 out of 3 games against the Los Angeles Dodgers in their home stadium on west coast time and proved they are the best team in Major League Baseball.
Here are 4 lessons we learned from the Yankees dunking on the Dodgers this weekend:
1. Those Black Jerseys Thoooo
Those all black jerseys and pants were absolute fire this weekend. You just have to ignore the super corny and wack ‘nicknames’ on the back of the jerseys that make them completely unwearable.
I’m not against having names on the back of the jerseys like most spoiled Yankees fans are. The jerseys with names on the back are cheaper. My grandmother bought me a Cano jersey. I’m not ashamed to wear it because my elderly grandmother couldn’t pay extra for the official jersey without the name on the back. Fuck off.
But these all-blacks should never have names on the back. Ever.
2. Aaron Judge BACK
After coming off a slump, Aaron Judge has had 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats including 3 home runs in this Dodgers series hitting one homer in each of the three games.
When Aaron Judge is on a hot streak, the Yankees lineup is unbearable for opposing hitters and we saw it in the first game of the series when Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, intentionally walked Gary Sanchez to get to Didi Gregorius who launched a grand slam into the Pacific Ocean.
3. Starting Pitching Isn’t a Problem
Yankees starters pitchers 16.2 innings and only allowed 5 earned runs against a lethal Los Angeles Dodgers lineup. James Paxton, CC Sabathia and Domingo German made the NL MVP, Cody Bellinger, look like Greg Bird out there.
Domingo German is 17-3 with a 4.03 ERA on the season. An Ace is Born. German is our Game 1 starter. He has the best stuff and the best luck, which is a real thing. Unleash German against anyone in the playoffs. The Yankees are winning.
4. Reinforcements Coming
Luke Voit coming. Luis Severino coming. Giancarlo Stanton coming. Dellin Betances coming. Aaron Hicks coming. Edwin Encarnacion coming. Jacoby Ellsbury dead.
The Yankees are the best baseball team on planet Earth and they are about to get ALL STARS of the injured list in the next few weeks. #PrayForMLB.