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Yankees enjoy giving new manager Aaron Boone his first win

Yankees enjoy giving new manager Aaron Boone his first win

"I feel like he did that and that's a credit to our clubhouse and the guys in that room and to see his work ethic behind the scenes - to see all that goes into him preparing each day he gets after it".

Some youngster, an up-and-comer named Giancarlo Stanton they stole away from the Marlins as part of a deal built around Starlin Castro, hit two home runs for the Yankees on Opening Day to lead NY to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

Stanton absolutely demolished the pitch from Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ to right-center field and even knew it when the ball left the bat.

As we'll see as early as Thursday's season opener against the Blue Jays, having two big bats near the top of an already powerful Yankees order will be hard to subdue.

Stanton took a strike from J.A. Happ (0-1) in the first inning, then hit a 426-foot, two-run drive to right measured at 117.3 miles per hour. The four RBI were no big deal, either as he had had six four-plus RBI games in 2017, tied for the third-most in the Majors - he led the Majors in three-plus RBI games with 19. The reigning NL MVP led the majors with 59 home runs previous year, then was traded from Miami to the Bronx.

So from all of us here in Toronto, thanks a heap there Derek Jeter. It was also the hardest-hit home run recorded at Rogers Centre, according to a tweet from MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm. "It's been great, but no bets on (who is going to hit the most home runs) so far". This marked the first time someone had hit multiple home runs in their first game as a Yankee since Roger Maris in 1960.

"Similar to my first one ever", said Stanton, who played designated hitter Thursday.

Almost everything went as planned for Aaron Boone's team on Opening Day. He's been in the major leagues since 2010. They've won one playoff game since rolling to the 2013 World Series flag and drew more attention last summer from the exploits of petulant pitcher David Price and the under-performance of Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez than the superb debut season of the fire-balling Sale or the explosive promise of 21-year old Rafael Devers. They combined shrewd scouting - Judge was a late first-round draft pick and Sanchez was signed as a non-drafted free agent - with financial resources that are roughly the equal of a sheikh sitting on a pile of oil. "I was able to slow down and make pitches". Just trust yourself and trust your preparation.

"I felt like his at-bats and his timing ..."

"What it allows you to do is just see the ball longer", Boone said.

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"I'm very comfortable with our decision on Aaron Boone so I'm not focused on Aaron", Cashman said before Thursday's game.

"That's what we've seen all spring".

"When he gets on time, he's deadly like that".

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"I enjoy opening days, but it can be a big hassle, too", Gibbons said beforehand.

Here's the analytics for Stanton's blast.

As soon as Stanton made contact with the baseball, he looked at where he hit the opposite-field shot. In his rookie season a year ago, Judge mashed 52 home runs, and while his giant strike zone led to a remarkable 208 strikeouts, he also led the American League with 127 walks. They acquired the NL MVP in his prime and the Marlins ate $30 million, took on the remainder of Starlin Castro's contract and accepted two good - but not elite - prospects from the Yankees' deep trove. "But they can also burn a time or two and it's a pretty long lineup".

If his first at-bat has anything to do with what is set to come throughout the season, Yankees fans are surely in for a treat.

Heaven for a rookie manager, pin-striped Hell for the rest of us.

"I wasn't ready for that one", Stanton said.


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