The Yankees had their home opener against the Boston Red Sox last night in the first game of a three-game series. New York was dominant in their performance against the Orioles in the series before and continued to play great baseball against Boston. They held the Red Sox to just one run and got their fifth win of the season.
New York clicked on both sides of the field last night and played their best baseball of the year. So far, they are looking like the best team in the MLB and already look like their in mid-season form. Many players looked very good in the 5-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the New York Yankees’ dominant win over Boston:
LOSER: Kyle Higashioka
Gary Sanchez has looked awful so far this season and got the day off against the Red Sox. Kyle Higashioka was behind the plate and didn’t look much better. From a catching standpoint, he actually looked very good, but in the box, he didn’t look like he saw pitches very well. Now granted, he hasn’t had many at-bats leading up to the season. However, he looked very rusty. Considering the Yankees had such an excellent performance, overall, it was hard to find someone that really struggled. If you compare all of the players’ performances, it was obviously Higashioka who performed the worst.