Giancarlo Stanton crushed a three-run opposite field home run, but Michael Kay’s homage to John Sterling stole the spotlight.

Giancarlo Stanton is starting to heat up in the Bronx. The New York Yankees slugger crushed another opposite field home run, but that wasn’t the real story here. Michael Kay paid tribute to Yankees radio announcer, John Sterling, on his birthday.

Sterling is famous for his interesting home run calls. “It is high! It is far! It issss goooone!” Kay even added Sterling’s signature call for Stanton.

The Yankees biggest acquisition of the offseason is finally looking like the player they thought they were trading for. This was his 21st home run of the year and second in as many games.

Stanton’s OPS is sneaking up on .900 and he’s starting to really take advantage of the famed Yankee Stadium short porch.

The Yankees offense is giving CC Sabathia a nice cushion to work with as they look to take the rubber match of this series.

The Bronx Bombers continue to mash the ball, including backup catcher Kyle Higashioka. The 28-year-old now has three hits in his MLB career. Oddly enough, all three of those hits left the ballpark.

Michael Kay went back to his standard home run call. He may not know Sterling’s—interesting—call for the catcher. “Higashioka the home run stroker.”

It doesn’t matter what happens, this Yankees lineup continues to hit. Even after Gary Sanchez was forced onto the DL, Higashioka and Austin Romine stepped in and haven’t missed a beat.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.