Franchy Cordero

Akshita Patel

Franchy Cordero Outperforms Captain Aaron Judge During Yankees’ Recent Road Trip

New York Yankees’ latest arrival, Franchy Cordero, wreaked havoc with the bat during the team’s recent road trip.

The consistent injury concerns prompted the New York Yankees to explore options in the free-agent market. The front office desperately needed an outfielder, and they found a promising one in a 28-year-old Dominican Republic native, Franchy Cordero. Cordero, who batted with an average of .413 in the recently concluded spring training, was surprisingly released by the Baltimore Orioles.

   

However, he did manage to catch the attention of the New York Yankees. The scouting team oversaw him throughout the spring session. Thus the moment he got released, the Bombers stood right at his door with a split contract. Fortunately for Franchy Cordero, the persistent injuries within the Bronx camp prompted his early promotion into the majors, and he made it count.

Franchy Cordero Ties Yankees Captain Aaron Judge’s Home Run Tally

Franchy Cordero
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The New York Yankees went through a six-game road trip this weekend. Moreover, Franchy Cordero, the newly acquired outfielder of the New York Yankees, emerged as the hero. He hit as many as four homers in six games and tied Aaron Judge‘s tally. In the first game against the Baltimore Orioles, Cordero hit his first homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning. Cordero followed that up with a two-run homer in the second game against the Orioles, helping the Yankees to a 4-1 victory. He then hit another three-run shot in the first game against the Cleveland Guardians.

However, Franchy Cordero saved his best performance for last, hitting a solo homer in the final game of the road trip. He hit a 439 feet solo shot in the seventh inning, ending off a remarkable series of performances at the plate. Cordero’s four home runs in six games put him in elite company, as only a handful of players in MLB have achieved that feat. It also earned him plenty of recognition from his teammates and fans, who left impressed by his power and consistency at the plate. Now, the fans are eager to watch him perform at home, in the iconic Bronx Stadium.

Cordero Nearly Smashed Century-Old Record With Just Six Appearances

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Gleyber Torres (l.) congratulates Franchy Cordero (r.) after his three-run home run. (Phil Long/AP)

Franchy Cordero is having a dream run so far. After drilling four home runs in the six-game road trip, the outfielder has belted a unique record. Along with the towering homes, Cordero also recorded his 10th RBI of the season. His tally now stays tied with Robin Ventura, the player holding the record of hitting the most number of RBIs in the first six games of the season. He missed the century-old record by a whisker.

Regardless, the outfielder has shown exceptional talent in a two-week stint with the Bronx Bombers. After nailing the road trip, he would now face the ultimate Bronx test. This is his chance to cement his place in the team. If he manages to stay put in front of the home crowd, there isn’t any force in the world that can endanger his place in the lineup.