Yankees’ Bats Catch Fire in Game vs Angels
The New York Yankees are finally hitting to their potential. Last night the bats caught fire as they beat the Angels 12-6 including four home runs.
Chris Parmelee got his first start as a Yankee after being called up recently to play first base and he delivered in a huge way by hitting two home runs and driving in three. Parmelee also worked the count more than any other hitter last night as he saw 23 pitches; next most was Carlos Beltran with 19.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit a towering shot in the 3rd inning witch is the highest recorded home run in the MLB this season as it reached a peak of 151 feet. Since the start of last season, the Yankees are 33-5 when Ellsbury and Brett Gardner both score in a game; 11-1 this season.
"We've been swinging the bat a lot better of late," catcher Brian McCann said. "We're playing better baseball. ... I like where everybody's at."
Perhaps the most impressive hitter on the club though is Carlos Beltran. Beltran hit his club leading 16th home run as he went 3-for-4 with three RBI's as well.
The Yankees now have an eight-game home winning streak against the Angels and look to continue it with Ivan Nova taking the hill on Thursday against Jhoulys Chacin who is making his first career start against the Yankees.