After hitting two home runs in Tuesday night’s 13-4 victory over the Tigers, Gary Sanchez did this in his first at bat on Wednesday night.
It wasn’t a majestic home run like his first one on Tuesday night but the fact that he’s continuing to beat up on Tigers’ pitching is a fun thing to watch. It also makes me envy the people who are able to watch his performance in person.
The Yankees, once again, beat up on the Tigers on Tuesday night, winning 10-2 behind a strong pitching performance by Luis Severino, a four-hit night by Ronald Torreyes and Sanchez finished the night 2-5 with three RBI. In his second at-bat, Sanchez blooped a two-run single in the third inning.
It’s clear that Gary Sanchez enjoys hitting the baseball in the month of August. Last year, he batted .389/.458/.832 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI. This year, he’s batting .311/.376/.757, he’s already up to 10 home runs and 21 RBI, and we’re still a week away from the end of the month.
It seems the day off Joe Girardi gave Sanchez in Cleveland on August 6, when everyone was down on the second year catcher’s defense, really lit a fire under Sanchez’s rear end because he has been absurdly good since then. He’s batted .333/.394/.825 with nine home runs and 20 RBI in his past 15 games.
Release the Kraken, indeed.