Gardner is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets. Jacoby Ellsbury will move into the leadoff role with Gardner heading to the bench in what likely amounts to a rest day. Gardner has endured quite the rough patch at the plate his last eight games, going 3-for-31 with 11 strikeouts in those contests.
Gardner is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox. Gardner will receive a day off after starting the past nine games, going 7-for-38 (.184 average) with one RBI during that span. In his place, Aaron Hicks gets the start in left, batting leadoff for the series opener.
Gardner is not in the lineup Monday against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Gardner currently holds a 12-game hitting streak with a 1.041 OPS over that span, but he'll hit the bench for a night off. Jacoby Ellsbury will enter the outfield fray in his stead.
Gardner delivered another walkoff hit in Saturday's win over the Rays. He finished the day going 1-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts. The veteran outfielder extended his hitting streak to 11 games in dramatic fashion Saturday as the Yankees bested the Rays to clinch a series victory over a division rival. Gardner is slashing .298/.412/.579 with four home runs since the All-Star break. Look for Gardner to continue leading things off for the Bronx Bombers.
Gardner went 1-for-2 with a homer, a walk and three runs Friday against the Rays. Gardner launched his 19th homer of the campaign to put the Yankees on the board in the first inning of a winning effort. Fantasy owners have definitely been rewarded for drafting him based upon his surprising home run output along with his 13 steals.
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