On 6/19/18, Alan had his first career 3-hit game! He went 3-for-3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored (career high) in a win over the Red Sox. Alan also caught three innings for the second straight night and played three more in LF. He was disappointed that he didn’t get a game ball after the game — that went to a player who broke a 9-9 tie with a 3-run double in the bottom of the 5th — but it made him appreciate last night’s honor even more. Grandma Debbie, Papa, and Lulu(!) were there to see the Yankees earn their first winning streak of the season. Alan proudly told his teammates that Lulu was his dog. 🙂
On 6/25/18, Alan went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs (career high) and 1 run scored in a win over the Marlins. He also caught all 6 innings! The Yankees spotted the Marlins 5 runs before coming back to win 15-13. It was a great end to the regular season, made even better by the fact that Tyler, Carleigh, Grandma Debbie, and Papa came for the third straight Monday night. Alan LOVED having them come this season!
Alan’s cumulative season stat line reads as follows: 17-for-33 (.515) with 8 RBIs and 8 runs scored. He closed the year on an impressive 10-game hit streak and had multiple hits in six of those 10.
As a team, the Yankees closed the year with three straight victories to end the regular season at 5-6. That’s good for a third place finish out of five teams. The order of finish was Dodgers-Red Sox-Yankees-Marlins-Giants. The Yankees will open the playoffs with a 1-game showdown vs. the Red Sox. The winner will play a best of three series vs. the winner of Dodgers vs. Marlins/Giants.