Giancarlo Stanton’s second half started as well as the Yankees’ did.
The designated hitter starts doubles in the first round and then swings on each of his next three bats. during the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. He was booed loudly after every whistle.
Stanton has been productive this season and shouldered the Yankees the hard way during the two-week period from April to May, but he has also had protracted slumps.
On Friday, he had a full count of every match he’d hit out, but over first night with Aaron Judge and Geo Urshela on COVID-19 IL, the Yankees may have used a spark.
Aaron Boone said Stanton was not a candidate to play as a forward after the Yankees called up Trey Amburgey and Greg Allen from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to provide depth.