Miguel Andujar is at it again for the New York Yankees, this time he gives the Bombers lead in a grand fashion.
Andujar came to the plate in the seventh inning with the Yankees trailing 1-0, and not generating much against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada. After a Gary Sanchez single knocked Estrada out of the game, the Yankees would load the bases against Seunghwan Oh.
On the first pitch that the 23-year-old saw, Andujar hit one into the second deck in left field giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
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The grand slam was the first of Andujar’s young career. He continues to do nothing but impress at the major league level. From his much-improved defense to his consistent bat, Andujar is showing why the Aaron Boone and the Yankees made the right choice keeping him around.
Coming into tonight, Andujar was hitting .299 with 6 home runs, and 26 RBI. That’s impressive, but what’s more impressive is what he has been doing over his last 15 games. During that span he’s hitting a jaw-dropping .333 (18-54) with 3 home runs and 8 RBI.
But, what’s been impressive about the third-baseman is that he doesn’t get to low when he’s on a cold streak. He had a small cold streak to start the season, then got hot. After that, he went into a small funk, but here we are again and he’s on fire.
With his continued success, he has clearly played his way out of being a trade chip come the trade deadline. His play is also blocking Brandon Drury from cracking the major league roster, even with the Yankees acquiring him to be the everyday third baseman.
Andujar is still hitting in the bottom third of the lineup. If he continues to perform at this rate, he won’t be hitting there too often.