Derek Jeter as well as Don Mattingly Fall on Wrong Side of a Yankees Rout
The remaining members of the Marlins, left behind from the wake of a coldhearted sell-off, managed only one hit against Yankees starter Luis Severino, who profited by the mismatch as well as improved upon to 3-1.
Stanton said afterward which This specific had been nice to see his former teammates, the ones who are left, anyway, as well as said which if they played well as well as reach free agency, they too could find a way out of a difficult situation, much the way he did.
“This specific’s still a major league team, as well as you can’t truly feel bad for anybody which’s living their dream,” he said. “If you keep playing well, you can wind up wherever you want to be.”
Stanton wanted to be a Yankee, nevertheless he has endured a mixed start to the season with his completely new team. He homered twice in his first game, nevertheless has 27 strikeouts as well as has heard plenty of boos by the home fans.
When he fouled out with the bases loaded from the fifth inning Monday, a few random jeers rained down on him again from the Yankees’ first home game in a week.
The debate around what is actually causing Stanton’s struggles has touched on the chilly weather, his settling into a completely new apartment, as well as the fact which he is actually currently playing from the biggest as well as most demanding market in American sports. Even Mattingly said he did not know whether Stanton might be able to handle which pressure.
“which’s the one thing you never know,” he said. “This specific’s the only thing you don’t know. You see a lot of guys come into completely new York by some other organizations. This specific’s just a different place. This specific’s just not the same. You’ve got to go out as well as prove yourself on the field.”
Mattingly as well as Jeter proved This specific for years, nevertheless both are currently trying to carve out different roles. Jeter, who took over as the hands-on chief executive for the completely new Marlins owner Bruce Sherman on Oct. 3, is actually not planning to attend This specific series at his old stadium, telling reporters in Miami which This specific might be an “awkward situation.”
This specific was certainly plenty awkward for Mattingly, who had to sit as well as watch a beating which included two more home runs by Didi Gregorius, Jeter’s replacement at shortstop. nevertheless he had no choice. Before the game he said he was “thrilled” to be part of the rebuilding process in Miami, to work with as well as develop young players for the future. He praised Jeter for being clear as well as confident about what he intends to do long term, although most of the manager’s direct communication is actually with the team’s general manager, Mike Hill.
“Mike’s the G.M. as well as he’s in constant contact with Derek, as well as I’m in constant contact with Mike,” Mattingly said. “I think the communication has been truly Great, the chain of command has been Great.”
Mattingly has certainly chosen the glass-half-full view of the Marlins’ most recent sell-off, as well as some of the players left behind have worked to adopt the same viewpoint, including Starlin Castro, who was sent to the Marlins from the Stanton trade.
“This specific was kind of tough from the beginning right when I got traded,” he said, adding, “I try to keep This specific from the past as well as not let This specific bother my mind. I just separate This specific.”
Brandon Drury, the Yankees third baseman who was placed on the disabled list with migraines on April 7, said he had begun taking anti-inflammatory medication to help the pressure which is actually causing the blurred vision as well as headaches, nevertheless said he still feels symptoms, especially when physically active. Drury has undergone a battery of tests as well as said he was still awaiting final results. He also conceded which there had been times in his career when he stepped into the batter’s box with blurry vision. “All the time,” he said. … Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said which Jacoby Ellsbury, in addition to an oblique strain as well as a hip problem, was also working through plantar fasciitis in his right heel. He is actually not close to returning to the team.
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