Luke Voit Yankees’ ‘sad’ comments got to Aaron Boone

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Aaron Boone was aware of Luke Voit’s comments Tuesday night when the Yankees’ losing streak extended to five games via a one-point loss to the Blue Jays in Buffalo.“We have to get back to what the New York Yankees are. I feel like the teams aren’t really scared of us right now, and it’s kinda sad because we’re the New York Yankees and obviously the favorites to win the division this year, and that ‘obviously gone, so we have to step it up,’ said Voit after a 2-1 loss that was the Yankees’ 15th in 20 games, bringing them down to 21-21.

“I feel like a lot of guys have lost their confidence at home or on the mound, making mental mistakes when we need big plays,” he said. “You have to remember who you are. There are a lot of great players in this dressing room who are struggling right now, but a few weeks ago they were doing fantastic things. ”

By his nature, Boone did not overreact to Voit’s feelings made public.

“I’ve seen some of his comments, and again that’s part of being a big league baseball player, especially as an offensive player, as a positional player that you deal with in. a world of chess even when things are going well, ”said Boone, whose team went from first place AL East to third and were halfway through the game ahead of the Orioles for last wild place. card AL before Wednesday’s series finale. “You have to be able to handle this. You have to be able to ride with that. You add more that it is a unique season and the season shortened and the seriousness of each game. The stretch of a few weeks where you don’t play well is certainly amplified. We are living and witnessing it now. ”

The doubt that Voir was talking about is familiar to Boone.

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“I think it’s important for the guys to have confidence in what they’re doing in their preparation and that they have confidence that they have all the equipment to deliver and deliver in an impactful way,” said Boone. “But every time you’re a hitter where you fight a little bit, it’s going to boost your confidence a bit. You have to be able to roll with that and leave it behind and understand how important today is.

“I think that’s a nuance. When you get punched in the mouth and fight, it hits you. I feel deeply, as individuals and as a team, know what we are capable of and I hope that drives the day and must drive our day. When you get it, you don’t have to flinch. You need to be able to turn the page and dive in the next day. ”

Gerrit Cole, starting Thursday night against the Orioles in the Bronx, honestly described the Yankees club.

“I see a team struggling and I see a team fighting hard to get out of the fight, and the intention to improve hasn’t wavered at all,” said Cole. “I’ve played that .500 mark before, and it’s fascinating how hard people work here and how much you have to prepare to improve regardless of the record. I can only take inspiration from my past experiences and we are doing whatever it takes. We just have to find a way to get the last base hit, take a big step. Often we are so close but so far at the same time. “

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