The California native, playing in front of plenty of friends and family, including his adoptive parents, added to an MVP-caliber resume that grows by the day.
NY right fielder Aaron Judge heard the MVP chants from the heavy Yankees-fan contingent on Monday night, particularly after his two-run home run in the eighth inning snapped a tie and lifted the Yankees to a 5-3 win over the Angels.
Gary Sanchez capped off the Yankees unreal power-hitting performance with a bullet line-drive homer in the eighth inning that had an exit velocity of (a mere) 115 miles per hour and a launch angle of 15 degrees. "It really is [remarkable]". Aaron Judge homers to center field. Espinosa took second on the throw, then scored easily when Cameron Maybin greeted Clippard with a game-tying double to left.
"That's scary, man. That's the scariest thing I've ever seen", Ortiz said of Judge.
As Mitch Moreland edged down the line, Pena launched a throw that sailed wide of third base, allowing Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr.to score. I know that's the stereotype, but it's woefully out of date and, actually, may never have been true.
"So I was just kind of going into the next inning trying to help the team somehow". The off season was a relatively quiet one as they planned to lower their payroll, wait for hefty contracts to expire, and allow the wave of young future stars to gain experience in the big leagues. As he recovers from his concussion, Aaron Hicks should continue to start in center field. "I would think it'd be sooner than later", Showalter said. NY (35-23) has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the last three nights, to equal a season high at 12 games over.500. The offensive numbers were mind-boggling - 18 hits, seven singles, six doubles, five homers - but perhaps the most impressive part was how productive the lineup was from top to bottom.
"Just when it looks like he's on the verge of getting over that hump and finding it, much like a lot of power pitchers, he just was not able to get back in that zone and make some pitches", Scioscia said. "It's easy just to go up there frustrated and just give an at-bat away". Judge's average for the season climbed to.344, his slugging percentage to.718.
Friday's 8-2 win was a nail-biter compared to the 16-3 shellacking that the Yankees put on the Orioles Saturday night. The Yankees, who outscored the Red Sox and Orioles 55-9 in the first five games of their winning streak, had 11 hits against the Angels.
The victory completed a sweep of the three-game series for the Cardinals and extended the Phillies' losing streak to five games. Dellin Betances got the final four outs for his sixth save.
In 2016, during his second Major League Baseball game, Judge became the second player in Yankee history to hit a home run in each of his first two games after Joe Lefebvre.
Judge is straddling a amusing sort of line right now, 58 games into his rookie season: To skeptical stat-reliant baseball bros like myself, he's right around the upper limits of when a performance stops looking like it could be a flash-in-the-pan small-sample-size dreamland and starts appearing real, but to anyone watching him on the regular this season, there's no need for much doubt.
That would be Tanaka recapturing, for a good portion of the game, the form that made him the Yankees' best pitcher during the previous three seasons.
-Gary Sanchez was 2-for-4 tonight and is 5-for-12 with two homers, six RBI, and six runs scored in three games since moving to the No. 6 slot. "We just thought the extra day would be good and pitching in Anaheim is what's best for him".
The left-hander struck out three batters in the first inning and pitched out of trouble in the second following Schoop's 454-foot homer into the elevated bleachers beyond Baltimore's bullpen in left- centre. A two-seam fastball is a pitch that Tillman's rarely used throughout his career, but this season, Tillman has installed the two-seamer in his arsenal which has resulted in nearly no success.
"I want to wait and see if he's sore from today".