Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 1st Home Run at Yankee Stadium

  • Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 1st Home Run at Yankee Stadium

Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 1st Home Run at Yankee Stadium

Stanton was booed after the first five-strikeout game of his 11-season professional career during the Yankees' 11-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ohtani is the first player to win as a starting pitcher, then start and homer as a non-pitcher in his next game in the same season since Babe Ruth in 1921, according to STATS LLC.

"I'm not where I want to be, but you scrape by until you get there", Stanton said.

"That's what a cleanup hitter does: You clean up the garbage in front of you", Stanton said.

The sequencing won't always be there, but the sheer volume of home runs these three will hit when in the lineup together says there will be plenty of overlap.

Luis Severino (2-0) allowed two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a NY starter this year. Last year, Judge, Stanton, and Sanchez combined for 144 home runs, 336 RBIs, and combined for an average of .281. The rocket left Stanton's bat with a 117.9-mph exit velocity, making it the hardest-hit ball in the majors this season.

This was Yankee Stadium's first game since the installation of expanded netting that extends five sections past the dugout down each foul line, a move made after several fans were hurt by foul balls a year ago. As he rounded third, he took an imaginary handoff from coach Phil Nevin. "Stopped playing back in high school".

"I think his teammates got fired up", Boone said. However, the top three needle-movers are the guys who can hit the ball the farthest. "It's a bad day today, but tomorrow if he gets five home runs, everybody's going to forget about it". The trio has whiffed 25 times in six games, including eight by Judge.

Gary Sanchez followed suit in the bottom of the third by busting out of his 1-for-22 start to the season by hitting his first home run, a two-run shot in the bottom of the third to extend the Yankees' lead to 4-1. "I'm fully confident with what the lineup can do and we have really good players here". Sanchez's drive ended an 0-for-17 slide.

The homer was Ohtani's second hit in the majors his first was in his first big league at-bat, at Oakland last Thursday.

The New York Yankees often made similar comments last season about some of Judge's swings against the Baltimore Orioles, who allowed 11 of his 52 homers.