By the time the Yankees completed their 8-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, Gary Sanchez no longer was trending on Twitter. On this front, the Yankees will take progress where they can find it.
The human trending topic endured another rough game amidst a rough season, most memorably striking out with the bases loaded for the second time in two nights, and he added a passed ball behind the plate. He did conclude his work shift with a pair of walks as the just-recalled Erik Kratz started Game 2.
In 12 games totaling 41 plate appearances, Sanchez owned an .086/.220/.200 slash line, with 20 strikeouts.
“I really do feel like he’s way more in the fight these last couple of days,” Aaron Boone. “He’s still obviously not where he needs to be but if you look at the last three days compared to a week ago, or four or five days ago, I think there’s a stark difference. So hopefully he’s getting close to really breaking through.”
He might break social media…