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Yankees fans turned on Edwin Encarnacion after his ALCS slump

Yankees fans turned on Edwin Encarnacion after his ALCS slump

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Yankee DH has been ice cold in the ALCS, and that’s now the narrative despite an excellent first round A little over a week ago I wrote a post extolling the virtues of Edwin Encarnacion, fresh off a thrilling ALDS victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees were rolling, Edwin was a big part of that, and their prospective ALCS opponents were locked in what would be a five-game series, seemingly giving the AL East champions the advantage of rest. I’m writing this late Thursday night - or early Friday morning for you East Coasters - as the Yankees are...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 9, 2019
In praise of Edwin Encarnacion

In praise of Edwin Encarnacion

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports One of my personal favorite hitters has been everything the Yankees could have wanted. Even though I no longer live near Toronto, my formative baseball years were spent at Rogers Centre far more than Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have always been my favorite team, but proximity dictates that certain Blue Jays were always going to draw my attention. The late Roy Halladay was one example, and of course the dynamic trio of Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion was another. Edwin, especially, was a guy that demanded your attention. A third baseman so...
New York Daily News Oct 7, 2019

Edwin Encarnacion loves hitting in Minnesota, and loves being on the Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS — Unlike the move to sign DJ LeMahieu last winter, Brian Cashman didn’t have to be convinced when he heard veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion was available. Instead, the Yankees GM had to explain that instead of trading for pitching, which everyone expected him to do, he was going to...
Newsday Oct 6, 2019

Deal for Edwin Encarnacion paying dividends for the Yankees

There was a time when some Yankees fans were upset with Brian Cashman for not acquiring a starting pitcher at the July 31 trade deadline. But his June deal for Encarnacion has proven to be just what the Yankees needed.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 6, 2019
NYY news: The parrot is back

NYY news: The parrot is back

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Edwin Encarnacion didn’t take long to start raking again; Brett Gardner’s surprise season continues into October; Yankees’ depth pieces keeping loose down in Tampa. CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: There was some question as to what level Edwin Encarnacion would play at upon returning from an oblique injury. Encarnacion missed three weeks with the ailment and didn’t get into game action prior to the playoffs, yet he hasn't missed a beat so far against the Twins. The veteran slugger has scalded nearly every pitch thrown his way, as he’s already looking like...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 5, 2019
Yankees 8, Twins 2: Didi is Grandorius, Yankees lead ALDS 2-0

Yankees 8, Twins 2: Didi is Grandorius, Yankees lead ALDS 2-0

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports A third inning grand slam opened the floodgates as the Yankees took a commanding series lead There should have been a number of storylines to talk about after the Yankees’ Game Two win. For example, Edwin Encarnacion continued his stellar return from the IL, with two hits and an RBI. Masahiro Tanaka was also as good as he gets in the postseason, with one run in five innings, plus a 7:1 K:BB ratio. The real story tonight, however, was Didi Gregorius. We’re going to jump right to the third inning. Baseball is a game of response. When a pitcher has a big top...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 5, 2019
Why the Yankees chose Luke Voit over Mike Ford in the ALDS

Why the Yankees chose Luke Voit over Mike Ford in the ALDS

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees gave Voit an ALDS spot instead of Ford. After some time waiting, wondering, and guessing, the Yankees finally released their postseason roster. One of, if not the biggest question was: who was going to fill the first base slots? DJ LeMahieu, Edwin Encarnacion, Luke Voit and Mike Ford all made great claims for their case, but untimely, Mike Ford was the one who fell short. We all knew LeMahieu, who was the team MVP, and Encarnacion, who finished with the eighth-most home runs in the American League, were going to play in the postseason. The two we...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 3, 2019
New York Yankees news: Injury updates on Encarnacion, Urshela

New York Yankees news: Injury updates on Encarnacion, Urshela

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Good injury news on Edwin Encarnacion and Gio Urshela; thinking through some of the roster decisions; Jasson Dominguez has already impressed. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Let’s start with some good news on the injury front for once! Edwin Encarnacion participated in a simulated game on Wednesday afternoon, and Aaron Boone reported that he “looked good” and was swinging with full effort. Gio Urshela, who suffered an ankle injury the other day, is also said to be fine. It sounds like both will be ready for ALDS action on Friday. New York Post | Joel...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 2, 2019
The Yankees’ first base situation got way more complicated

The Yankees’ first base situation got way more complicated

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees have four different guys who can play first base in October. A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the eventual tough decision that the Yankees would have to make in regards to who would get the reps at first base in the postseason. At the time, I discounted Mike Ford and didn’t see him making the roster at all. With Edwin Encarnacion, DJ LeMahieu, and Luke Voit, I figured there was no way Ford could make a case for a spot. Well, I was wrong. He was red-hot in the month of September. Voit on the other hand, has not been, and Encarnacion hasn't...
Newsday Oct 2, 2019

Is Edwin Encarnacion ready to play for the Yankees on Friday? 'Yes, sir'

Game 1 of the ALDS is Friday, and the Yankees' DH/1B says he's ready after missing the last few weeks of the season.
NorthJersey.com Sep 29, 2019
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion not at 100 percent, but says he'll be ready for ALDS

Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion not at 100 percent, but says he'll be ready for ALDS

Sidelined since Sept. 13 due to a strained oblique, Encarnacion said he's “feeling much better; If I’m not 100 percent, I’m close.’’        
Newsday Sep 27, 2019

Edwin Encarnacion not in starting lineup for Yankees as previously planned

Aaron Boone said Encarnacion is "not quite over that hump" mentally to return to the field just yet.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 26, 2019
Yankees fans are thrilled to have Luis Severino back

Yankees fans are thrilled to have Luis Severino back

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Fan confidence remains high after clinching the AL East. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Yankees fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. After a season filled with injuries, the Yankees head into the playoffs at close to full health. Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino have already made it back, while Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez expect to return in the next few days. Of those players, fans appear most excited about Severino. In this week’s FanPulse, we asked Yankees...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 26, 2019
Edwin Encarnacion offers more power and patience to a stacked Yankees’ lineup

Edwin Encarnacion offers more power and patience to a stacked Yankees’ lineup

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports A model of consistency, the slugger can mash fastballs, breaking balls, and offspeed pitches at a similar rate The Yankees have been hit by injuries like no other team in the big leagues this season. However, they also seem to be getting healthy at the right time, as the playoffs are just around the corner. Some late scares aside with Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela, the AL East champs are about to welcome back a couple of players who were on the shelf with injuries. One of them is Gary Sanchez, who suffered a left groin strain on September 12. The catcher...

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