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Yankees offensive woes continue as they drop second straight game 4-0

The day did not start off well for Sonny Gray, as a leadoff single from Kevin Kiermaier started his outing. Then, DH Jake Bowers laced a double down the left field line, scoring the Rays center fielder. In the bottom of the 2nd, CJ Cron hit another double, breaking an 0-16 slump. Then, Daniel Robertson doubled him home. After a Mallex Smith sacrifice bunt moved Robertson to third, Willy Adames hit a grounder through the left side for another base hit to make it 3-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees wasted a pair of leadoff doubles off of Rays starter Wilmer Font in their first two innings at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton laced one down the right-field line, but was stranded, and Austin Romine smoked a ball off the wall in center before also being left on base.

Upcoming Yankees milestones

Every season milestones are reached by many players and while some milestones are more significant than others, they’re all important to a baseball player’s career. With the departures of Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran, there aren’t many players on the Yankees roster reaching huge milestones, but there are still some milestones to be crossed. Here are some milestones Yankees players can pass in 2017, and I have projected the date they will reach them.

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Starlin Castro

Stat: Home Runs
Milestone: 100
Actual: 83
Projected Date: 9/22/2017 at Rogers Centre

Stat: Runs Batted In
Milestone: 500
Actual: 433
Projected Date: 10/01/2017 at Yankee Stadium

Jacoby Ellsbury

Stat: Home Runs
Milestone: 100
Actual: 97
Projected Date: 6/1/2017 at Rogers Centre

Stat: Runs Batted In
Milestone: 500
Actual: 473
Projected Date: 7/3/2017 at Yankee Stadium

Brett Gardner

Stat: Hits
Milestone: 1000
Actual: 950
Projected Date: 6/12/2017 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Didi Gregorius

Stat: Hits
Milestone: 500
Actual: 451
Projected Date: 6/9/2017 at Yankee Stadium

Stat: Doubles
Milestone: 100
Actual: 81
Projected Date: 8/12/2017 at Yankee Stadium

Stat: Games
Milestone: 500
Actual: 499
Projected Date: 4/4/2017 at Tropicana Field

Matt Holliday

Stat: Hits
Milestone: 2000
Actual: 1995
Projected Date: 4/12/1995 at Yankee Stadium

Stat: Home Runs
Milestone: 300
Actual: 295
Projected Date: 5/18/2017 at Kauffman Stadium

Dellin Betances

Stat: Strikeouts
Milestone: 500
Actual: 404
Projected Date: 9/8/2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington

Aroldis Chapman

Stat: Saves
Milestone: 200
Actual: 182
Projected Date: 7/15/2017 at Fenway Park
Note: Projected to pass eight players on the all-time saves list, including Rafael Soriano and Joakim Soria (Currently 50th)

CC Sabathia

Stat: Games Started
Milestone: 500
Actual: 482
Projected Date: 7/23/2017 at Safeco Field
Note: Projected to pass nine players on the all-time games started list, including Mark Buehrle and Old Hoss Radbourn (Currently 51st)

Stat: Strikeouts
Milestone: 2800
Actual: 2726
Projected Date: 6/26/2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field (White Sox)
Note: Projected to pass five players on the all-time strikeouts list, including Cy Young and Mike Mussina (Currently 22nd)

Masahiro Tanaka

Stat: Innings Pitched
Milestone: 500
Current: 490
Projected Date: 4/13/2017 at Yankee Stadium

Stat: Strikeouts
Milestone: 500
Actual: 445
Projected Date: 6/4/2017 at Rogers Centre

Stat: Games Started
Milestone: 100
Actual: 75
Projected Date: 9/6/2017 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Article by: Julian Bussells