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I Thoroughly Enjoy When Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, And Aaron Judge All Hit Home Runs In The Same Game

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Well that was fun huh? You’re not going to lose any baseball games when Stanton, Judge, and El Gary all hit home runs while Luis Severino is absolutely dealing. The fireworks went off early as Stanton dug in versus left hander Blake Snell, fresh off his nightmare five strikeout performance which drew crazy overreaction. Stanton fell behind in the count 1-2, but before he could succumb to what would have been his sixth strike out in a row, he deposited a hanging 88 mph slider deep into the left field stands. His toss of the bat after connecting was fantastic. I love this fucking guy.

Unfortunately John Sterling stuck with his guns and continued to call his home runs in Italian even though Stanton is not Italian and the phrasing makes virtually no sense. Like I said before, if this is the penalty for getting Giancarlo for nothing and watching greatness over the course of the next decade then so be it.

A few innings later Gary Sanchez got involved in the party with his own blast to left.

It was nice to see Gary do something as he’s been uncharacteristically quiet so far in the early stages of this season. Hopefully this helps him get going and makes the heart of this lineup just laughably better.

The next inning Aaron Judge crushed his first homer of the season, a no doubter to left as well.

I think based off the three monsters, Judge has looked the best at the plate. It was only a matter of time until we got a vintage Judge blast and it came off a low slider, a pitch he struggled with last year mightily. When you’ve got all three of these guys teeing off, it’s just not fair. It gives every opposing team in the American League the scaries. To get through those three and then to have to still deal with the likes of Gregorius and the rest of the bunch is a pitcher’s nightmare. Blake Snell found that out today.

Luis Severino was on the bump for the Yanks and he was fantastic, throwing 98 mph from the first pitch until he exited in the 8th. His slider was dipping as good as we’ve seen it and he went on cruise control after a shaky first few batters in the opening inning. I know Stanton misplayed that ball in the first inning but keep in mind he’s yet to shag fly balls in this outfield because of the weather. It’s a work in progress with him but I’m hopeful he’ll adjust because he’s a very serviceable fielder in general.

Congrats to Aaron Boone for allowing a starter to go longer than five innings. Pretty big of him if I can be honest with you. It’s funny how you don’t get questioned by the media and the Twitter world when you just leave in your ace who’s coasting and let the game play itself out. Warren and Chapman finished the game off and just like that, the Yankees had their first series win of the year. Granted it was a two game mini-sweep of lowly Tampa Bay. Should we be walking around town with our chests sticking out after this win? No, it’s Tampa, a team we should handle night in and night out. But it was nice to see the bats really get cooking. Next up is Baltimore, a team that actually has some talent. It will also be the first chance we get to court a Mr. Manny Machado. I expect standing ovations for this man every single at bat. This is like a job interview folks. If you’re going, I want you cheering before his at bat as loud as you can.