Four games in three days on the Gulf of Mexico during the weekend resulted in a trio of defeats and the loss of their designated hitter.
So after resting Monday, the Yankees opened an extended stay in New York on Tuesday night when they hosted the Braves at Yankee Stadium.
“We love being home and in this environment being home is a great thing. Obviously we love playing at Yankee Stadium,’’ Aaron Boone said in front of a 9-6 victory. “Hopefully we can start this homestand on a high note.’’
That note helped wiped away the weekend blues against the Rays and started a 12-game stretch of games (three at Citi Field against the Mets) when the Yankees don’t leave town. Beginning with Tuesday night’s tilt, 18 of the next 20 Yankees games will be played in the city and 15 of them in The Bronx.
Led by home runs from Luke Voit and Aaron Judge and a solid bounce-back outing by Jordan Montgomery, the extended stay in NYC started well but did provide certain degrees of sloppiness. DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres each made fielding errors and they blew a third-inning double-play opportunity by being confused as to who was going to cover second base.
In his second game…