Fresh off a 6-4 victory over the Mariners, the Yankees have won their first series since June 9-11 against Baltimore. The months of June and July haven’t exactly been kind to the Bombers. Lately however, they have given Yankee fans a reason to believe they are turning it around. A big part of their recent success has been the elevated performance of shortstop Didi Gregorius.
Since the All-Star break, Didi has hit .381 with four homers, six RBIs, and seven runs through 11 games. Gregorious currently owns a .830 OPS on the year, a commendable increase from last year’s .751. The Yankees have struggled on the road this season, recording a 25-29 record; they are 26-17 at Yankee Stadium. Gregorius has been an anomaly, however, hitting .337 away from Yankee Stadium with nine of his 14 home runs coming on the road.
Didi currently ranks fourth among all shortstops in batting average (.304) and home runs (14). Not bad for a guy who missed the first 20 games of the season.
The Yankees will enjoy an off-day on Monday before starting a nine game home stand on Tuesday. They currently sit in second place in the American League East, 2.5 games behind the Red Sox. Gregorius will look to continue his torrid offensive performance and help lead the Bombers to the playoffs.