The New York Yankees hit a low point after a 9-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox on April 12.
It marked the team’s fourth-straight loss – they sat at 5-8 and their injured list was longer than the distance on a Giancarlo Stanton home run. Not a 2019 Stanton homer, of course, that doesn’t exist. He didn’t hit one in any of the three games he played before being added to injured list on April 1.
He joined the likes of Luis Severino, Dellin Betances and Didi Gregorius among the ranks of the injured. He’d be the first of many Yankees to sustain an injury in the season’s early days – Greg Bird and Troy Tulowitzki were close behind, while Miguel Andujar and Aaron Judge stayed upright for slightly longer. They joined soon enough, though.
Still, the Yankees have not only stayed afloat and competed, they’ve thrived. Since May 13 – the day Andujar was added to the injured list – New York is 11-3. Dating back to April 21 – the day Aaron Judge was added to the injured list – the team is 28-11.
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