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Yankees find end of season success: Fall short of season success

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Above: Yanks hang their heads during game 7 against the Astros

Above: Yanks hang their heads during game 7 against the Astros

Photo Courtesy: www.fanragsports.com

Photo Courtesy: www.fanragsports.com

Above: Yanks hang their heads during game 7 against the Astros

Jimmy Patton, Sports Editor

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When the Major League Baseball season started in early Spring, the Yankees were looked upon as a rebuilding team. With a very young roster including players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the league and baseball community expected nothing but the worst, thinking the Yanks would end the year with a very bad record and ranking in the league. When the Major League Baseball season started in early Spring, the Yankees were looked upon as a rebuilding team. With a very young roster including players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the league and baseball community expected nothing but the worst, thinking the Yanks would end the year with a very bad record and ranking in the league.

However, this young team brought a lot to the table and surprised many as they started the season off strong and continued the success late into the season. After a slow start of one win and four losses, the Yankees were playing how everyone pictured their season to go. They managed to bounce back fairly quickly, and they went on an eight-game winning streak, making their presence known in the league,  and they did not stop there.

A huge reason for the Yankees success was the rookie sensation who made his mark on the league. Aaron Judge, a 25 year-old monster, standing at 6’7 and 282 pounds, mustered 52 home runs, breaking records that stood for many years. The rookie phenom is almost a lock to win Rookie of the Year, and is in contention for the MVP race.

The Yankees hard work and dedication would all pay off as they would finish the season with a 91-71 record, finishing in second place in the American League East division, behind their dreaded rival, the Boston Red Sox. With this record, the Yankees would lock up the top Wild Card spot, and home field advantage for the Wild Card game.

The Bronx Bombers would face off against the Minnesota Twins in a thriller. With Yankees’ ace Luis Severino not even getting out of the first inning, the renowned Yankees’ bullpen would have a daunting task ahead. Down 3-0, they would need to show their prowess. They would do exactly that with key performances from David Robertson and Chad Green. The bats would rally as the game progressed with many home runs leading to a Yankee victory, allowing them to advance to play the Cleveland Indians.

This amazing series would provide lots of excitement. The Yanks fell behind in the series, down two games to none due to a dominating performance by Trevor Bauer in game one.  and what looked to be a season costing blunder by Yankee manager Joe Girardi in game two.

None of these would matter as the Yankees would win three games in a row, something that shocked the world and temporarily saved Joe Girardi’s job, as it was announced shortly after thr ALCS, that his contract would not be renewed for next season. Going on to face the very talented Houston Astros, the Yankees would give a valiant effort, but would fall in game seven. Impressive performances by the Astros starting rotation would keep Yankee hitters confused and shut down, leading to the end of an extraordinary season.

The Yankees season was a surprising success that should only leave the players and coaches with pride. The young team made it clear to the baseball world that the future is now, and there is no turning back.

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