New York Yankees

BRONX, NEW YORK - MAY 10: Anthony Volpe #11 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fifth inning grand slam home run against the Oakland Athletics with teammates Oswaldo Cabrera #95 (L) and Kyle Higashioka #66 (R) at Yankee Stadium on May 10, 2023 in Bronx, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.

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.