The stars are out in full force in Los Angeles for the New York Yankees. No, not Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. How about a former Yankee All-Star?
Riding a six-game winning streak, the New York Yankees are red-hot and ready to face the 16-9 Los Angeles Angels on the West Coast. It seems the Yankees have a little luck on their side, as Alex Rodriguez visited the YES Network booth prior to first pitch.
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) April 28, 2018
Look at the smiles on this crew! Plus the incredible photobomb by Ken Singleton because he just wants to be a part of the action. After all, it IS his final season in the booth.
And it looks like the retired life is treating A-Rod pretty well. He looks absolutely fabulous and at home (of course) in the booth. But these guys likely aren’t the only stars in the stadium this evening.
Of course, the California native in Aaron Judge is likely drawing in big crowds. Fans wanting to see Stanton and the recently hot Gary Sanchez in action are flooding the ballpark. And we can’t forget about the star-studded power with their opponents.
Shohei Ohtani is making his first career appearance against the Yankees after he turned down the option to come to New York City. Perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout puts on a show every night, something the Yankees have yet to see firsthand this season.
A-Rod himself had some pretty great success against the Angels. In 207 career games against them, he batted an impressive .319 while hitting 70 home runs, the most he’s hit against any opponent in his career.
In Angel Stadium alone, A-Rod hit 38 home runs while boasting a .663 slugging percentage.
So, yeah, I think the Yankees could use a little bit of luck against the AL West opponents. Hopefully A-Rod’s Angel dominance can rub off on this young band of Yankees this weekend.