WATCH: Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu hits homer on second pitch of game against Orioles

New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu
Oct 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) bats against the Minnesota Twins in game two of the 2019 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees didn’t need long for their leadoff hitter, DJ LeMahieu, to leave his mark on the series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. While Gleyber Torres is often the player torturing their ranks, DJ couldn’t let his impact go unnoticed.

LeMahieu, who’s returning from COVID-19, is looking the part. He’s attempting to replicate an MVP-caliber performance from 2019 when he hit 26 homers and 102 RBIs. He finished 4th in MVP voting and was a consistent piece on both offense and defense for the Yankees.

His impressive start against Baltimore is only one more factor to incorporate into his value – his ability to impact a game at any moment.