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IKF (4 hits, 4 RBIs) reborn with new approach

IKF (4 hits, 4 RBIs) finds new life in new ways

Yankees utility player while adapting to defensive role Also revised his plan dish

Seattle – how many Time, Isiah Kiner – Falefa now admits he’s ready to throw the data in the nearest trash can. With the Yankees’ coaching staff constantly pushing him to overhaul his mental approach at the plate with no discernible results, it’s tempting to go back to the slap-and-spray batting style he used last season.

However Coaches urged Kiner-Falefa to stay the course, promising his internal metrics showed he was hitting the ball harder than ever. Those readings started to translate into real world success. Kiner-Falefa enjoyed a four-hit, four-run performance on Tuesday night as the Yankees continued to play in -2 Mariners rout at T-Mobile Park.

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“I feel like that’s what I can do, that’s what I’m expected to do,” Kiner-Falefa said. But they keep reminding me and telling me to keep going. It’s starting to finally pay off.”

This is the third time in a row – Running for the Bombers, they had solid results

in runs on hits in their current four-game winning streak.

” Vomiting is no easy task more against the quality of the pitcher,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Credit to these guys; they’re focused, they’re working. They’ve communicated well and now their plan is convicted. It’s showing itself.”

While the Yankees surge was Aaron Judge who hit his American League leader 16 home run on Tuesday, and they also benefited from Kiner-Falefa’s improved production.

when the 18 year old quit the club At shortstop this spring, his efforts at versatility have received a lot of attention. Tuesday is Kiner-Falefa’s first in the outfield 24 Starting this season, a position he’s never played before.

However, equally significant changes are taking place in the strike zone, with Kiner-Falefa reviving the leg-kicking’ minor league system he used during his time with the Rangers to help generate extra base hits.

At the urging of hitting coach Dillon Lawson, Kiner-Falefa began using his added weight (approximately 16 Pounds this winter) Aim for the gap instead of the mid dribble.

“When I was in Texas, I felt like when I hit third base, I knew I had to do more offense,” Kiner-Falefa said. “When I switched to shortstop, I wanted to be a regular guy [with a high batting average] who stole a lot of bases. Now that I’m walking around, I feel like I’m back in my third-base mode, and I need the tee off to stay in the field. “

Kiner-Falefa played the Yankees’ first two games of the night on a first-inning single as part of a three-game winning streak that provided starter Nestor Cortez with an immediate buffer. He singled in the third, was knocked out in the fifth, then singled in the seventh and ninth — the final inning — with a two-run hit to center field.

“He’s a huge part of this team,” Cortez said. “He knows what his role is, he accepts it all, he loves being here. No matter what you give him, I think he’ll do well.”

Cortez went five innings and Seattle scored two runs and five hits in

– Pitch hard.

“I think it’s pretty good,” Cortez said. “I control both sides of the plate, and I’m getting better at finding the top of the plate more consistently.”

Anthony Volpe and Greg Allen hit home runs to highlight starter Logan Gilber Tet’s seven-run slam, then Judge hit his third homer of the series and his 12Thin10 game. Judge stole the show in Monday’s series opener, enjoy 18 It was his first career multi-base game before stealing a home run from Teoscar Hernández.

In the seventh inning, Judge added to his growing Emerald Historic City success by stopping a solo shot In Darren McCown’s left midfield. Judge has hit Home at T to participate in Pro Game – Mobile Park, where he hits. 375 with RBI from


“The pitching there was pretty good,” Boone said. “Come here and swing the bat the way we did the first two nights, it’s really just a continuation of the way we’ve swung the last few weeks.”



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