Not much about 2020 looks the way it did in 2019.
DJ LeMahieu does. Perhaps even better.
The second baseman did it all Wednesday night, recording four hits and also making plays with his glove and legs in the Yankees’ 6-3 win over the Braves at Yankee Stadium.
Even after a delayed arrival to spring training 2.0, due to testing positive for COVID-19, LeMahieu has raced off to a hot start to the season. He went 4-for-5 Wednesday with a triple, scored two runs and drove in another. The Yankees are through 18 games and LeMahieu is now batting .431 (28-for-65), sitting atop the American League batting race.
“Yeah, he’s pretty good,” manager Aaron Boone said with a chuckle. “He’s picked up from where he left off last year. Just completely setting the tone for us at the top of the order.”
While the legitimacy of a batter hitting .400 in a 60-game season has been questioned, LeMahieu is beginning to at least put himself in the conversation with nearly a third of the schedule over. The 2016 National League batting champ (.348) has some company in his…