Wade went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a victory over Miami on Saturday. Wade got the Yankees on the board in the fifth inning with a two-run shot to right field. The long ball -- the first for the Yankees since Sept. 20 -- appeared to wake up New York's bats as both Aaron Hicks and Luke Voit would go on to homer later in the game. The contribution was a rare highlight in a difficult season for Wade in which he is slashing a tepid .176/.297/.318.
Wade entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch runner Friday against the Marlins and stole a base. Wade came in to run for Gio Urshela to start the 10th inning. The 25-year-old stole third base but did not score after the Yankees grounded into a game-ending double play. Wade is hitting .171/.296/.280 on the season but is second on the team with four stolen bases and could be used in more late-game scenarios as the Yankees prepare for the playoffs.
Wade went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Wade slotted into the ninth spot in the lineup and produced the Yankees' only long ball of the contest, taking John Means deep in the third inning. The homer was a rare highlight for Wade in September -- he is slashing a meek .129 with 10 strikeouts in 31 at-bats this month.
Wade went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run across Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets. Wade made important contributions in both contests. In Game 1, he drew a walk and came around to score as part of an improbable seventh inning in which the Yankees erased a five-run deficit. In Game 2, the utilityman got the team on the board with a third-inning solo shot off Seth Lugo. The big day could be a much-needed boost for Wade, who came in having gone 0-for-7 over his last five games.
Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Wade will serve as the Yankees' primary shortstop when the team resumes play Tuesday in Atlanta, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Both DJ LeMahieu (thumb) and Gleyber Torres (hamstring) were placed on the injured list last week, leaving the team without its everyday starters in the middle infield. After having their weekend series with the Mets postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Yankees will now have to break in new starters at shortstop and second base in Wade and Estrada, respectively. Expect both players to bat near the bottom of the order and provide limited pop, though Wade could be a sneaky source of speed in AL-only or deeper mixed leagues. He's gone 9-for-10 on stolen-base attempts over 129 career MLB games.
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