Heathcott Hits First Major League Homer
The New York Yankees have been in quite a slump lately. Their last win was over a week ago and since then they struggled against the Washington Nationals and then the Texas Rangers this past weekend which included an inning where they allowed ten runs.
But on Monday afternoon when the Yankees took to the field, they resembled the team that was atop the AL East at the end of April. In the bottom of the first alone New York scored eight runs and all but two players in the lineup had a hit, one of those being the recently called up outfielder Slade Heathcott. The 24 year old singled on a ground ball to right field and then later scored after Brett Gardner hit his fourth homer of the season.
The Yankees continued to tack on runs throughout and in the bottom of the seventh, Heathcott would step up to the plate and hit his fist Major League homerun, a two run shot on a line drive to right field. He went two 2 for 5 on Monday in the Yankees’ 14-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
In his twelve at-bats so far, Heathcott is slugging .417, has scored three runs and batted in three as well.
As the outlook for Yankees’ center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury’s sprained knee is good, it doesn’t seem as though his fifteen day DL stint will be over just yet. This meaning that Slade Heathcott’s time with the Bronx Bombers won’t be coming to a close anytime soon.
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