Giancarlo Stanton had another five-strikeout game on Sunday, becoming the first player in the live-ball era to have five strikeouts and no hits in two games in the same season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
New York's slightly longer odds are a reflection of their own slow start as well as Boston's early season dominance.
If David Robertson doesn't give up a grand slam to Justin Smoak, Didi Gregorius is able to slide in under Mychal Givens's tag on a passed ball in the bottom of the 11th, and Jordan Montgomery is able to give the Yankees length and hold down a 5-0 first inning lead, then NY would be 8-2 right now and Stanton's struggles would not be the early season headline.
Stanton has struck out five times in a game twice, both times without a base knock anywhere in-between.
The 2017 NL MVP did homer April 4 against the Rays, the day after that first five-strikeout game, but otherwise the boos at Yankee Stadium have been merciless.
So now amid the boos at home and with his first road series to Fenway as a Yankee upon Stanton, we will see what modifications he might begin to make to, like his righty slugging mate, receive a better Judge-ment. Stanton can't be disappointed.
"I have to get the feel of things". To get six strikeouts, clearly, you've got to get to the plate at six times.
Giancarlo Stanton is a great baseball player - but he ain't Joltin' Joe. The times that I've struggled and I haven't been received very well, I know that it's my fault for going out there and not doing as well. "But it's just the first week". In the 10th inning, the Orioles actually walked Aaron Judge with the game-winning run on second to face Stanton.
Shohei Ohtani not in Angels' lineup on Saturday night
BC-BBA-Angels-Ohtani Homers, 128Shohei Ohtani homers in 3rd straight game for AngelsAP Photo ANS106, ANS107, ANS109Eds: APNewsNow. The two-way newcomer from Japan beat the Athletics last weekend in his pitching debut, holding them to three hits in six innings.
We've seen what happens to a team with a ton of potential plagued by injuries.
The 28-year-old shortstop, who succeeded Yankees legend Derek Jeter, is off to a strong start this season.
"I've been treated really well there", Boone said. I don't think he just came here on a whim. The big league record consists of, and the calendar still says April, it seems extremely vulnerable.
"You've got to be able to deal with (negativity)".
"[It's] just timing", Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Sunday. He's got his toe-tap and stuff. Once he gets that locked in, then everything falls into place from there.
As starters begin to slowly edge their way back to the field, the Yankees are going to be in good shape with the depth of this roster if people can stay healthy, which as of right now in the season is looking more and more hard. "My brother's actually making a movie in Curacao, for the a year ago we've been working on it", Didi said.
"I don't personally like hearing the boos, but I guess that's part of it playing here in NY". With the way Gregorius is playing this season, he could be the logical choice in the offseason, but the Yankees are still hoping that they can find a solution by convincing either Gregorius or Machado to change position in the next several years.