Chase Headley crushes this slam to Monument Park. https://t.co/7bcIiCrp03 #PapaSlamhttps://t.co/wMnlCI7Lfz
— MLB (@MLB) June 22, 2016
The New York Yankees offense has struggled with coming up with the big hit, until the second inning during Wednesday’s contest with the Colorado Rockies.
In the beginning of the year, New York Yankees‘ third baseman Chase Headley was one of the worst players in baseball. Now? He has hit the reset button and has turned into (dare I say it?) a model of consistency for New York.
In the second inning of Wednesday’s matinee with the Colorado Rockies, Headley ripped a 433-foot grand slam to center field off Jon Gray to give his team a 4-0 lead.
It was Headley’s first grand slam since September 9 of 2012 and the first Yankees’ grand slam since August 18 of last season when Alex Rodriguez hit one against the Minnesota Twins.
Since May 24, Headley is slashing .302/.365/.430 with an OPS of .795 including one home run entering today’s contest. With the hopes of contending, getting the man who finished fifth in the 2012 National League MVP voting could provide the Yankees with a sufficient bat during their playoff hopes.
The #Yankees post a 4-spot in the 2nd to back @CC_Sabathia. #LetsGoYankees pic.twitter.com/q0hguX2vcX
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 22, 2016
GRAND SLAM FOR HEADLEY! ? pic.twitter.com/rpFKbCLPtD
— Yankees On Demand (@YankeesonDemand) June 22, 2016
CHASE HEADLEY GRAND SLAM!
Headley blasts one into Monument Park as the @Yankees take a 4-0 lead in the 2nd! #YANKSonYES
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 22, 2016
For now, enjoy what we very rarely see: a Chase Headley grand slam.