Yankees News: Giancarlo Stanton injury, Aaron Boone ejection, Oswald Peraza

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After three straight games of disappointment, the New York Yankees rebounded on Saturday to walk away with an 8-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves and force a rubber match in Sunday's matinee. But the Yankees didn't come out of this one unscathed.

Giancarlo Stanton, who is riding a 10-game hitting streak, injured his hamstring in the fourth inning and will undergo imaging on Sunday. As Yankees fans know very well, soft tissue injuries have been the bane of Stanton's existence, so it's always hard to remain optimistic when this stuff happens.

The slugger was seen grimacing a bit as he rounded third base to score in the fourth inning and came out in favor of Trent Grisham, who homered in the seventh inning.

In an unexpected twist, losing Stanton for any amount of time is likely to hurt this team rather than give them more flexibility, because it's not like they have a deep bench for manager Aaron Boone to toy with.

Additionally, Jasson Dominguez just suffered an oblique strain that's expected to sideline him for two months, so the timing couldn't be worse as he would've been the likely replacement.

Yankees News: Giancarlo Stanton injury, Aaron Boone ejection, Oswald Peraza

The Yankees' solution for now? Apparently that would be Oswald Peraza, who is reportedly being called up for Sunday's series finale. Peraza suffered an injury in spring training that kept him out for six weeks, and he's remained in the minor leagues after completing his rehab assignment.

The infielder is not having a good go of it, either, so don't expect much here. He's hitting .178 with a .528 OPS, one home run, 11 RBI and 35 strikeouts in 28 games at Scranton. Really, really bad.

Over the last two weeks, Stanton is hitting .342/.400/.585 with seven runs scored, three homers and nine RBI in 11 games. Though this has been the worst stretch of the Yankees' season so far, Stanton's tried to keep them somewhat relevant. Losing his bat for any IL stint is going to halt the offense's production.

In more fun news, Boone got ejected again on Saturday night as he grew frustrated with the strike zone of home plate umpire Derek Thomas. Marcus Stroman threw a borderline strike on a 3-0 count to Marcell Ozuna that was called a ball and Boone was heard on the broadcast yelling from the dugout.

Not our favorite Boone ejection. It kind of died down before it even started, but Yankees fans appreciate the energy. No better time to light a fire under your team when you're up 7-1 in the seventh inning.

Boone got to hit the showers a little early, Brad Ausmus played skipper for the final three innings, and the Yanks stopped their skid. Hopefully this helps set the tone for Sunday so New York can avoid dropping three straight series for the first time in 2024.