Luke Voit found a section of inviting carpet near the center of the visiting clubhouse of Oracle Park on Friday, allowing the Yankees’ ninth win in their last 11 games to wash over him. The slugging first baseman offered this succinct summary of the team’s recent run: “Crazy.”
Voit said it seems like the Yankees have been welcoming new players into their clubhouse on a daily basis, but it has not seemed to change the end result. Adhering to their “next man up” mantra, the Yankees are getting it done on this West Coast trip, most recently producing a 7-3 victory over the Giants.
“It’s fun because no one thinks we should be winning these games,” said Voit, who blasted his team-leading eighth homer as part of a three-hit performance. “Before the game, after the game, it’s just like, everyone is cheering for each other and happy. Our confidence is through the roof, too. All these guys are coming in and doing their job.”