Which Yankees performed the best in their quick series sweep of the Indians? Here are the five that stood out most for the Bronx Bombers.
The New York Yankees put together an impressive performance in a best-of-three Wild Card series on the road against the Cleveland Indians this week as they swept the Tribe in two-games.
For the Yankees, the sweep was a full-team effort as not one position player who started a game in the series went hitless, six different Bombers hit home runs and several pitchers rose to the occasion including in the starting rotation and out of the bullpen.
Which five Yankees stood out most from their series sweep of the Indians? Here’s a look at the top five Bombers that helped send the club to San Diego for an ALDS date with the Rays.
5. Giancarlo Stanton
After slumping through the last week of the regular season, the Yankees got significant production out of Giancarlo Stanton when it mattered most.
Stanton slugged two home runs, picked up 3 RBIs and batted .286 in the series win while also drawing two clutch walks in the Bombers Game 2 victory.
If Stanton continues to produce, the Yankees lineup will not be one the Rays or any potential future opponent wants to play going forward in the postseason.