Luke Voit’s postgame quote will jack Yankees fans up ahead of playoffs
Yankees slugger Luke Voit is ready for this team to get hot heading into the playoffs.
We have one game left, New York Yankees fans. Right now, the Yankees are the No. 5 seed and will travel to Chicago to take on the White Sox in the Wild Card series, but a lot can change on the final day of the regular season.
Whether it’s the White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays … it doesn’t matter! If the Yankees get hot, their opponent won’t be able to do much. This roster is a buzzsaw when it’s hitting and pitching up to standards. Fundamentals be damned if this team is hitting home runs against the league’s premier pitching.
And that’s what Luke Voit is waiting for. New York ripped off 11 straight runs after going down 3-0 on Saturday to finally look like a competent baseball team. Another one like that on Sunday and we could be looking at a Yankees team getting in a rhythm at the right time.
The playoff run “we’re about to go on”!! Tell us more, Luke!
We don’t know why Voit is really the only player being vocal about this team’s performance — especially when it’s not up to standards — but fans seem to respond well to whatever he says.
The slugger is poised to be the league’s home run champ when the regular season ends later today. He’s got 22, which is three ahead of Jose Abreu, who sits in second, but the White Sox star is the AL MVP frontrunner given his all-around play. MVP or not, Voit just wants to execute every day and put this team in a position to rip through the extended postseason.
When the Yankees break down the game like that, they’re truly a dangerous team. Even when they’re not exactly stringing together hits or displaying that marquee tenacity in the box, they’re still threatening by putting runners on base with walks. As long as the pitching staff can keep them in it, this lineup is capable of flipping any game on its head in any given inning.
Voit’s feeling those vibes and he’s ready to put up another 10-spot on Sunday before rolling into Tuesday to face either the White Sox, Twins or Indians (facing the Rays would mean they lose today, and he’s not going to settle for that).