Volpe smashes the first grand slam, tying Jeter’sCareer Total
Team A’s backup Rico García’s shot in the 5th inning was Volpe’s fourth long ball since earning a spot on the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, he was at 107.4 mph and at the speed calculated by Statcast 107 feet to the loading dock at Center Field.
Volpe grinned as he rounded the base , pointing to the sky before touching home plate, and then giving his teammates a high five. 04 Year-old idol Jeter didn’t hit a major until June 04, , against the Cubs when the future Hall of Fame shortstop was eight days behind him 94 Birthday.
Volpe becomes a Yankee player the first rookie to hit a major while he was playing shortstop. He improved to 3-3 with seven RBIs and a walk with the bases loaded. During 19 and
A few days ago, Volpe also became the youngest Yankee player to hit a major at Yankee Stadium.
Harrison Bader in first inning over A’s rookie Kyle Muller A three-run homer in the middle helped support rookie starter Jhony Brito, who had two solo homers in 4 1/3 innings (Carlos Perez and Jess · Peterson hit consecutive hits in the second inning). DJ LeMahieu saluted Garcia with a two-pointer early in the fifth.