Higgy finally got his hit.
On Sunday night, Kyle Higashioka snapped an 0-for-22 streak by launching a monster home run against the Red Sox. The Yankees catcher took David Price deep to left in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was a no-doubter off the bat. The only question was if it would stay fair. Higashioka kept it inside the foul pole and the Yankees had a 7 - 0 lead.
The Yankees decided to give him the silent treatment once he returned to the dugout. He received congratulations from Marcus Thames and Steve Donohue, but his teammates were nowhere to be found. After a few air high fives, the Bombers mobbed Higashioka and the party was on.
This couldn’t have come at a better time, as Higashioka inched dangerously close to some dubious history. One has to imagine that a good deal of pressure came off of him with that home run.
Now, to the action footage!
Kyle Higashioka first MLB hit is a 400 foot bomb! pic.twitter.com/n7L8L1sRN5— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) July 2, 2018
Can’t forget the Statcast data, either:
Nice way for Kyle Higashioka to get his first @mlb knock... pic.twitter.com/WHl9FVRAQx— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 2, 2018
Way to go, Higgy!