Giancarlo Stanton who the Yankees signed in the offseason is starting to leave his mark on New York after hitting two home runs and driving in all four of the Yankees runs, in a win against the Houston Astros last night in Houston.Stanton who was MVP of the National League in 2017 with 59 home runs and 132 runs batted in. Had gotten off to a slow start in the 2018 but is finding his swing.

Playing in New York no matter what team it is hard, do to the media and the glitz and glamour of the big apple.Ad to that being one of the best power hitters in baseball and needless to say the stress can be overwhelming to say the least.

But Stanton seems to be taking it in stride. Not letting the media get the best of him.

Stanton is not the only Yankee getting hot

Didi Gregorius was given the American League player of the month for April with 10 home runs and driving in 30 runs making him the first Yankee shortstop to get the award since Derek Jeter in1998. Didi's quick bat and great glove have made him a fan favorite for many Yankee fans. Gregorius has been lighting up social media too by posting on Twitter after every Yankee win. Being 28 he is one of the veterans of the Yankees young team. He brings a great smile and a heavy bat to the locker room.

The core four

Better known as the middle four of the Yankee lineup, the core four consists of some of the greatest young talent that not only the New York Yankees have seen in a long time, but that all of Major League Baseball has ever seen.

Gregorius and Stanton are joined by Aaron Judge who is batting .312 with 7 home runs and 18 runs batted in, and Gary Sanchez who, after a slow start, has eight home runs and 27 runs batted in. The Yankees has always had big bats, through the years, but not quite like these.

The bats are not the only thing heating up the pitching of the baseball has also.

Lead by Luis Severino who pitched his first complete game shutout against the Astros. Taking the lead at the front end of the rotation Severino is coming off a great year in 2017 where he won 14 games and struck out 230 batters. The rest of the rotation including CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, and Jordan Montgomery.

Montgomery was placed on the disabled list due to a left elbow strain and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Filling in for Montgomery will be Domingo German who came in in the first inning of Montgomery's last start and went four scoreless innings.

The Yankees who got off to a slow start seem to be hitting their stride just as the summer starts to heat up in Major League Baseball.