Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees
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It took longer than some fans would have liked, but the New York Yankees three-headed monster was breathing fire on Wednesday.

After a slow start for the New York Yankees three biggest sluggers, everything finally clicked en route to a 7-2 Yankees victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Good lord this was a big day. In the very first game after striking out five times and being booed by New York Yankees fans, Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth shot to win back the Bronx in less than 24 hours. (Sterling call update: remains unchanged and terrible)

That alone would have been plenty to get fans excited, but then Gary Sanchez went and hit a two-run home run of his own, hopefully marking the end of his slow start to the year. Once again, Yankee fans find themselves with plenty to be thrilled about coming out of today’s game.

But the offense didn’t stop there either. Shortly afterward, Aaron Judge added another home run to the scorecard.

Now we have all three of the Yankees biggest bats getting hot and that has fans absolutely buzzing.

Six games into the season and we’re already starting to see what this special offense is truly capable of. Before this game, we had seen how well the team can perform even when all three of the superstars fail to come up with a single hit. After this game, we’ve seen what it looks like when the superstars are carrying the load.

Imagine what this offense could do if the top half and the bottom half of the lineup got hot at the same time. It really could just break the game of baseball altogether. A hot Yankees lineup could cause opposing pitchers to honestly question if they were stuck in a time loop, destined to watch the Bronx Bombers bat around on them inning after inning.

Additionally, a key aspect of this offensive breakout is that these home runs didn’t happen in the same inning.

We’ve caught only a small glimpse of the potential in the middle of the lineup. We still have yet to see the potentially devastating impact that back-to-back-to-back moonshots can have on a pitcher.

In my mind, I’m imagining this occurring for the first time at Fenway off of Chris Sale in the first inning, thoroughly establishing the Yankee’s dominance over the AL East while throwing the entire city of Boston into a tailspin. 

Here’s to hoping that the rest of the season is as wild as the first week.

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