Fans decry decision to drop key players from ALCS lineup

Yankees manager Aaron Boone

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On the heels of their 4-2 ALCS opener loss, the New York Yankees are facing questions from angry fans over the lineup selection. For this series, they don’t have DJ LeMahieu, Ron Marinaccio, or Andrew Benintendi though at least two of them had claimed to be fit.

Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, had to make a tough choice amid mounting criticism.

Since he broke a bone in his hand in early September, Benintendi has still not batted in a real game. LeMahieu is still taking care of a sore toe, but he is available to play as soon as Aaron Boone includes his name in the active roster. Marinaccio has been having trouble with his shin, but he is fine to play in this series. LeMahieu and Marinaccio were upset that they didn’t make the team.

Fans were surprised by the move because they thought that either LeMahieu or Marinaccio would be on the team. Fans don’t understand why the team won’t add players who could help them beat the Astros.

‘You’re joking” one fan said.

Yankees fans want Marinaccio back in the bullpen as soon as possible for the ALCS. They don’t think the bullpen is strong enough right now to compete with the Astros.

Fans also don’t like the idea of not having LeMahieu on the team. They hope that the team is just being careful because of his injury. If they make it to the World Series, he should be on the team.

Yankees must fight to the very end

The Yankees can’t get into another slump like the one they had in the middle of the season. They can’t count on Aaron Judge only to carry the offense by himself. It’s time for other batters to step up.

The Yankees’ offense needs the guys at the bottom of the lineup to do their part and keep the innings going. Harrison Bader and Oswald Peraza are important if the Yankees want to beat the Astros.

The Yankees need strong performances from Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Anthony Rizzo, their top three players. At the top of the lineup, they are the first ones on offense. If all three of them at the plate can see the ball well, the pitcher doesn’t have a chance. If they want to beat the Houston Astros, they need to start hitting early and often.

Thursday at Minute Maid Park, the Yankees will play the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS. The first pitch is set for 7:37 p. m. Eastern Time (ET).

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