For the first time, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge all homered in the same game
When the news broke that Giancarlo Stanton was headed to the Bronx, Yankees fans and players started daydreaming of an endless torrent of dingers zooming over the fence. With the reigning NL MVP Award winner joining Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, why shouldn't the team be smashing a trio of four-baggers every time around the order?
Well, it took all of five games before the Voltron of Dingertude came together. Facing the Rays on Wednesday afternoon, Stanton responded to his boo-filled 0-for-5 on Tuesday with the hardest-hit batted bal of the year in the 1st inning:
Perhaps most shockingly is that he continued to chew his gum while he rounded the bases -- that's right, he came here to bash baseballs and chew gum and he's not out of bubble gum.
Two innings later, Sanchez opened his homer account with a two-run homer to left that threatened to break the actual sky it was hit so high:
And then, on the eighth pitch of his at-bat in the fourth, Judge fulfilled the prophecy with his dinger. Look how low he had to go to get this and pull it -- he's very strong:
Some theorize that the three most powerful sluggers in the world all peppering the stratosphere with dingers is humanity's best hope of contacting outer space intelligence. And others say, this was awfully fun.
Maybe they're bother right.