The New York Yankees have taken the LONG flight across the Atlantic Ocean and will face the Boston Red Sox for TWO games at London Stadium this weekend. The Yankees are NINE games AHEAD of the Red Sox and IF they are able to SWEEP the TWO game set, an ELEVEN game DEFICIT is going to be TOO MUCH for the Red Sox to OVERCOME. Other than that, it should be a FUN weekend for the Yankees as they SPOTLIGHT the National Pastime to the people over there.
BEFORE the London Series starts, the MLB announced the STARTERS for the All Star Game with DJ LeMahieu AND Gary Sanchez getting the NODS. Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Gleyber Torres, AND Gio Urshela were all FINALISTS for an STARTING spot and I expect ALL of them to make the game in Cleveland in July. DJ is the team MVP right now and Gary is among the LEADERS in the American League for MOST home runs so BOTH deserved the spot. Voit and Torres have been having GREAT years and SHOULD HAVE gotten the nods also, but now they will just be RESERVES for the All Star Game.
In OTHER news around Yankeeland, we found out MORE about the Giancarlo Stanton INJURY and it looks like he is going to be OUT until AT LEAST August, I would be SHOCKED if we see him this season. The FORMER NL MVP is just having a BAD year with INJURIES and the fanbase has STARTED to TURN on him and that is why I am STARTING the Giancarlo Stanton Fan Club as the club FOUNDER please join this GREAT cause. He is a GREAT player and WHEN he gets HEALTHY, he is going to DOMINATE the opponents so LOOK OUT all the HATERS of #GiancarloFanClub.
I think a SWEEP of the series would be HUGE but I will GLADLY take a SPLIT over the Red Sox. They are converting a soccer stadium into a baseball field and Center Field is really SHALLOW so expect a TON of home runs in this one.
Game One: Saturday Afternoon- Masahiro Tanaka vs Rick Porcello
Game TWO: Sunday Morning- TBD* vs Eduardo Rodriguez
*- The Yankees have NOT announced a starter for the game on Sunday, but I expect JA Happ to make that start for the Bombers, so bet the OVER in that game.