Sunday, June 11, 2017
The Yankees have seen historic home run surges from both Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge over the last calendar year, and now that both young sluggers are hot at the same time, their offense appears to be unstoppable.
Sanchez homered as part of a five-run first inning and Judge went deep twice—including the longest homer hit in the Majors this season, measured at 495 feet—powering the Yankees to their fifth straight win, a 14-3 victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
“Whenever you have a teammate like that, producing and hitting homers like that, you get excited about it,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “And at the same time, you get motivation from that. You want to help out, too. It’s a positive energy.”
The Yanks completed a sweep of the Birds, who were outscored 38-8 in the weekend set. Sanchez’s 450-foot blast highlighted the early attack against right-hander Kevin Gausman, who surrendered seven runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. Starlin Castro and Matt Holliday also had two-run singles off Gausman, who tied his career high with six walks.
Wow, they probably could have started Tanaka and still won this game! What an amazing stretch this has been. Aaron Judge is just inhuman. It’s crazy. Gary Sanchez’s current season would be a good story in a normal season, and yet Judge has made him not even a story, despite him hitting his 10th home run of the season (after missing a MONTH). 10 home runs for their second year catcher and that’s not even close to being the top story for this team.
Let’s hope that Tanaka can somehow manage to keep the good times going tomorrow night (will Bryan Mitchell or Luis Cessa be called up for tomorrow’s game to backup Tanaka? That would make some sense).
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