With the New York Yankees trailing the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 in the second inning on Opening Day, catcher Gary Sanchez took matters into his own hands.
Sanchez, who posted a .200 average during the spring and had a terrible 2020 campaign, opened up his checking account in the home run department.
Sanchez launched a two-run blast to give the Yankees a one-run lead, with the ball traveling 407 feet. Just prior, infielder Gleyber Torres had a dink single to left field, getting on base and presenting Sanchez with an opportunity to drive in a runner.
GARY SANCHEZ makes it a 2-1 ball-game, first homer of the season for the Yankees and a GREAT way to shake off that 2020 year #NYY pic.twitter.com/9794S9kBkM
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) April 1, 2021