Yankees Fans Boo Giancarlo Stanton After Five Strikeouts In First Home Game

Yankees Fans Boo Giancarlo Stanton After Five Strikeouts In First Home Game

Stanton led the majors with 59 home runs last season for Miami, then was traded to NY to join Judge (52) and Sanchez (33) as part of a trio that combined for 144 home runs last season.

Judge and Sanchez, the returning studs, both got off the schneid, as neither man went deep in the Yankees' first five games.

The Yankees have the most powerful trio of hitters in all of baseball and on Wednesday, all three went yard within the first four innings of the game.

The onslaught overshadowed a dominant Luis Severino. 2-4 hitters all homered in the same game. Tampa Bay fell to 1-5.

Two innings later, Sanchez caught on the inside corner a 3-1 change-up that missed its location. The only hit he had this season coming into Wednesday afternoon was a double he ripped in a 1-for-5 performance on Opening Day in Toronto.

Before the second game of this new season at Yankee Stadium even got past the fourth inning, each of the Bronx Bombers' Big Three - Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge - hit two-run home runs that helped NY jump out to an early lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. If you don't have it one day, you can't complain, can't mope, which he's not. It sailed about five rows past the fence. The homer gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

And in the fourth, Judge struck.

Stanton (59), Judge (52) and Sanchez (33) combined for 144 home runs last season. That made it 7-1 Yankees. He would carry that momentum through the rest of the game, tossing 7 1/3 innings of two run ball, striking out seven. He finished three for four, including a hard-hit liner for a single in the eighth. He also struck out the first batter he faced in his first start as a pitcher Sunday.

Severino would exit in the eighth, handing the ball over to Adam Warren who turned in the final 2/3 of the inning, allowing a hit and Severino's final run to cross. His fastball was in the high-90s all afternoon, touching 99 miles per hour. I also think they have the best bullpen in the game, which features flamethrower Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, and others. A blue plastic bag skipped in front of Torreyes, who snatched it and shoved it into his back pocket.

"I was bad today", Stanton told reporters. He also set a Yankees record for RBIs by a shortstop.

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