Okay, Gary Sanchez can hit. But can he continue to hit? That is truly the big question on the minds of Yankee fans far and wide.
The notoriously hot-and-cold catcher reappeared from mediocrity with two homers against the the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS Saturday, and the second might actually still be in the air:
Gary Sanchez sent this one FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE FEET. pic.twitter.com/dKkPaXChgT— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 7, 2018
El Gary hadn't had two home runs in a game since May. He dealt with a nagging groin injury throughout the season that may have contributed to his inefficiency at the plate and difficulty preventing passed balls. Many were ready to write off the 25-year-old.
But not only did Sanchez knock a solo home run to lead off the second and that famous three-run blast in the seventh-- he also looked sharp defensively. Point blank, if this is the real Gary Sanchez, the Yankees are suddenly the toughest out in baseball.
And the Red Sox ought to be seriously worried.
Overall, Sanchez looks like he's returning to form. He has tremendously high potential as a hitter, and i he can become more consistent night to night, the Yankees' offense will keep them in games no matter what kind of opponent they're staring down.
Just about every one of their players has the potential to knock it out of the park. And if the Kraken really has finally turned the corner, they might not be underdogs for much longer.