After spending three nights at Yankee Stadium getting whiplash tracking all the home runs they allowed, ask the Blue Jay pitchers if the Yankees rely on home runs too much.
The Yankees hit six homers Thursday night, when they continued to punish Blue Jays pitching on the way to a 10-7 victory that pushed their winning streak to a season-high eight games and upped the record to 29-21.
They trail the 31-21 Twins by a length for the best record among second-place finishers. The winner of that race will be the fourth seed and play all three games at home in the first best-of-three round in the postseason.
In the previous two beatings of the Blue Jays by a combined score of 33-8, the Yankees hit 13 homers.
The power outburst will surely lift expectations that the Yankees are a legitimate postseason threat. Yet, to Aaron Judge, nothing much has changed in that regard.
“I think they are the same as when the season started,’’ Judge said of the Yankees’ expectations. “I feel we have the best team out there. We had a lot of key guys miss…