It took longer than anyone would have expected Giancarlo Stanton to have an influence on the Yankees this season, but he scored a 7: 5 win over the Astros on Saturday night in the Bronx.
Stanton's year was marked above all by injuries and disappointments. On Tuesday, he returned to the Yankees squad after rehab, having suffered a torn left bicep, tense left shoulder, and left calf load for over two months.
Start Saturday in his fourth game back without hitting his first two bats.
But Stanton scored twice with important hits in the sixth and seventh.
"Those were big bats from him and I hope everyone takes note of that," said Aaron Boone.
The manager appeared to refer to the harsh reception the Slugger has received since his arrival in the Bronx
Boone insisted that the comment was not directed specifically for someone.
"Sometimes we just forget what a good player he is," Boone said. "I hope they have his Bats against Ryan Pressly in the seventh.
Both were hit too hard for third baseman Yuli Gurriel to finish third, with the first at 1
A Ball 110 [mph] That's what happens, Luke Voit said. "What's great about him is that it does not matter if it's in the air or on the ground. "
Stanton was also e gal, as he did.
"It's good to make a contribution Finally, [and get] win my first RBI," Stanton said, noting that he only raced in a race on June 22, because he's already missed too many games
"I'm not worried that there's some news and I'm up to date now," Stanton said, "There's no time for that."
But with performances like Saturday's, Stanton is in season The Yankees still put a significant stamp on
Voit said, "He needs to get his feel back. He won the MVP for a reason. This was a good confidence boost.
And it echoed throughout the team.
"We've reinforced many people," Brett Gardner said, "but no one can replace Stanton and no one can replace [Aaron] judges."
Now they have to not anymore.