In a recent game against Atlanta Braves the Yankees built a great win 6-2. There is been some of best performances from Yankee Player among which Kyle Higashioka’s 3 straight Home runs from first hit are the most prominent.
The 28-year-old Yankees Catcher made history on Wednesday he became the first player to hit 3 homeruns in a line since Colorado Trevor in 2016. Higashioka has hit only 5 homers in 183 at-bats this season while he had a 21-homer record in 2016.
“I couldn’t have imagined it like that, but I’m just glad that they’re contributing to wins,” said Higashioka, “After the first one, I definitely was able to relax a little more. Now, I just feel like I’m sticking to my approach, taking some good swings. It’s coming together a little bit.”
Since Austin Romine is on rest due to his hamstring injury Higashioka has done a great job at building good stats for The Yankees. Even Aaron Boone was impressed by his performance on Wednesday.
“He’s been known for that power, organizationally speaking. We view him in that light, even though he hasn’t necessarily hit for it down there. The power’s in there,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Do you expect a guy to come up as the third catcher and hit three home runs right away? Maybe not necessarily, but I wouldn’t say the power is honestly a surprise.”
“[It’s] really impressive, and much-needed with [Romine] being a little banged up,” Boone said. “Leaning on him again, day game after a night game, comes out and hits another homer. One thing he does really, really well is receive, and we can see that each and every game.
“Just another guy, really, in a long line of guys that have come up here, not sure what you’re going to get when they get thrusted in there, and another guy that’s gone out there and been productive and helped us win games.”
Couldn’t put it in better words the game was fascinating but what made it most outstanding was obviously Higashioka’s power.
Before the fifth inning, even before The Yankees could take on the stadium Gleyber Torres who has been suffering from hip tightening in Tuesdays game was taken out of the game to DL for 10 Days rest. He had to leave the game in between and had an MRI Test. he was put on DL list with a mild hip strain.
“I was excited about how he came in [Tuesday],” Boone said before the game. “I knew he was fine yesterday. I didn’t hesitate to put him in.
Even though he was having difficulties with his hip injury Torres was hitting .294 with a .905 OPS and 15 homers which was .339 with a 1.159 OPS and seven homers before Wednesday, with runners in scoring position. He is being out in DL makes a great impact on Yankees overall performance specially when red sox have already made their lead by one game in AL East.
Nevertheless, The Yankees clearly have backup plans, Neil Walker who has not yet hit balls since eight seasons might get a chance to prove his self during Torres’ absent. Also, there are high chances that Brandon Drury will get some at-bats too. With Torres out and Ronald Torreyes unavailable Tyler Wade surely will be recalled.