ANOTHER first inning blast for Luke Voit!! pic.twitter.com/bR1KoNCjsQ
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) April 24, 2019
Luke Voit might the most important New York Yankees hitter right now and he continued his hot streak on the Bombers’ road trip.
Voit got things started Monday with a home run against Matt Harvey, and he was off to the races again. He took a 1-2 breaking ball and absolutely destroyed it center over Mike Trout’s head and the wall for the early 1-0 lead.
Not only did Voit hit another home run, but he also extended his on-base streak to a major league-leading 34 games dating back to last year. He’s continued to make the most of his opportunities since coming to the Bronx and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.
With all of the Yankees injuries, Voit is the most dangerous player in this Yankee lineup and the fact he’s been able to stay hot without any help has been pretty remarkable. Normally, he has Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar to back him up, but now Voit has become the focal point of this lineup.
Entering play Tuesday, Voit was hitting .222 with five homers and 16 RBI. He’s clearly won whatever battle there was for the first base job during spring training. If he can stay hot like this, the Yanks might not have to worry about missing some of their big horses in the lineup.
The New York Yankees lead the Angels 1-0 in the second inning, looking to extend their winning streak to five games out on the West Coast.