We're only 24 hours away from Major League Baseball opening day 2018 and the Yankees sophomore-superstar, Aaron Judge, is already celebrating his first win of the season. With additions of NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, third baseman Brandon Drury and prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar wading in the weeds to be called up, the allure is back.
Stanton socked 59 homers last season while winning National League MVP honors for the Miami Marlins.
Stanton brought home leadoff man Brett Gardner with one out. "Not look ahead, not already looking to, 'Hey the season started, but we're making playoffs'". Even the way you consume alcohol at the stadium-and Lord knows you need booze to get through a four-hour, five-hit ballgame-is a masterclass in stupidity.
Late in camp, of course, Bird started feeling pain in the same right foot that needed surgery last season, though in a different area.
Stanton's dedication to his physical development and craft has helped him become one of the best home run hitters of his generation.
Between Judge, Stanton and Sanchez, that's 144 home runs in 2017 hitting back-to-back-to-back. "It's different that way".
Stanton, like Boone, believes Judge has the mental tools to follow up his rookie season with more success. No batting practice was scheduled with the 1 p.m. first pitch following a night game.
Dodgers donate $2 million • Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year's devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. While local Red Sox and Yankees fans enjoy what promises to be an exciting season, we hope they and baseball fans of all stripes will find the time to watch the Pittsfield Suns play baseball at Wahconah Park. Despite missing a month of action due to injury past year, Sanchez still contributed 33 home runs and 90 RBIs.
Contending teams had questions about their bullpens, and the Yankees were sitting on the two best arms on the market and a team that was going nowhere fast.
For Judge, it's all about consistency throughout the 162-game grind. "I'll do my best not to get caught up in the daily wins and losses of it all".