Yankees Short stop Anthony Volpe has been trying to figure out this Major League thing since he was promoted to the team on Opening Day.
It has been an up and down test for the Watchung native so far, but today some of that work finally paid off when Volpe crushed his first MLB grand slam to straight away center field in the Yankees 11-3 win over the Oakland A’s at Yankee Stadium.
Viva la Volpe 🙌 pic.twitter.com/50UnXBS35r— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 10, 2023
Volpe always had a natural flair for these moments in Somerset last year.— Steven Cusumano (@Steven_Cusumano) May 10, 2023
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The homer proved to be Volpe’s only hit in a 1-for-5 afternoon, raising his batting average to .205, but he is 3-for-3 with seven RBI when the bases are full.
In short, the 22-year old who starred with the Somerset Patriots last summer, is figuring it out.
As for the rest of the Yankees, they keep crushing it. Aaron Judge had three hits; Anthony Rizzo had a pair of hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Harrison Bader and D.J. LeMahieu both went yard.
The Yankees swept the A’s in a series that had to have considering they are sitting in last place in a loaded AL East.
The tough test is tomorrow night when the Tampa Bay Rays come to town for a four game series.