The New York Yankees continue to win the ballgame, and their record is now an incredible 26-9.
They are the only team in the loss column: the Los Angeles Dodgers are the closest team with 12 defeats.
One of the reasons the Yankees are so good is because their players stick to each other.
They can recognize when someone is down and make sure everyone is in good spirits.
MLB.com’s beat writer for the Yankees, Brian Hoch, reports this close Aroldis got Chapman Yankees Player of the Game in the Championship Belt on Tuesday night.
He kept things interesting, but in the end he got the job done.
He’s fighting late, surrendering to an improved 1.46 whip for the season, spot command, and each of his last three appearances.
The teammates are behind Chapman
WFAN reporter Sweeney Murthy pointed out a great team chemistry moment Tuesday night.
“Last night was a serious team chemistry moment. Aaron Judge 2 HR and Michael King hit 3 perfect innings. The teammates build confidence by slapping Chapman on the back, acknowledging that he still got the last out with a base tie and a winning run, ”Murthy wrote on Twitter.
Serious team chemistry moment last night. Aaron Judge 2 HR and Michael King hit 3 perfect innings. The teammates patted Chapman on the back, building confidence, admitting that he still tied the run at the base and got the final out through the win. https://t.co/FxzLuQ9Pnp
– Sweeney statue (anYankeesWFAN) May 18, 2022
The Yankees players have watched Chapman’s struggles closely: he has been a major figure in his fastball leadership since last season.
He was given the championship belt even though he said one run and three hits that night “We appreciate what you are doing and through this we will support you.”
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It may sound like a small detail, but it was quite a gesture.