BOSTON — Already with out Gary Sanchez and Aaron Decide, Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone is hesitant to present Didi Gregorius a day without work.
“Clearly it’s troublesome proper now with the scenario we’re in,” Boone stated earlier than Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Red Sox. “Sooner or later right here, there’s a good probability on this street journey he might get a day [off]. It’s one thing I take into consideration quite a bit with all our guys however particularly Didi as a result of he’s a man we lean on fairly closely.”
Recently, the leaning hasn’t affected the left-handed-hitting shortstop, who began his 15th straight sport and the 42nd out of the previous 43 Friday evening, when he went 0-for-3.
On July 13, Gregorius was hitting .260. Starting the subsequent day, Gregorius batted .333 (19-for-57) with 4 homers, a .377 on-base share and a .991 OPS within the subsequent 14 video games.
In Thursday evening’s loss, he hit two homers and drove in 4 runs. It was Gregorius’ fourth multi-homer sport of the season. No different Yankees shortstop has had two such video games in a single season.
As a result of the Pink Sox are beginning lefty David Value towards the Yankees on Sunday evening, Boone might shift Gleyber Torres from second to brief and play Neil Walker at second.
However, Boone didn’t tip his hand. And it’s not like Gregorius struggles towards lefties — he began Friday evening’s motion hitting .270 towards right-handers and left-handers. Sixteen of his 20 homers have come off right-handers, and his OPS towards righties was .842 in comparison with .755 versus lefties.