Yankees, Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Giancarlo Stanton

The New York Yankees’ offensive game has been a lot better than previous year solely due to the addition of generational star Juan Soto. His consistency has saved many days for the Bronx Bombers and now his prolific teammates, who struggled last year, are feeding on his momentum.

As the Yankees took on Houston Astros in Game 2 of the three-game series, the offense unleashed its true potential as the lineup came together with their best performances of the season. Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Juan Soto went deep together for the first time this season, which eventually propelled the Yanks to an awe-inspiring win over postseason rivals.


Aaron Judge-Giancarlo Stanton-Juan Soto Trio Wins Big For Yankees Vs Astros

Yankees, Aaron Judge, Juan Soto
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In a highly anticipated matchup against the Houston Astros, the powerhouse trio of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Juan Soto delivered a commanding performance to lead the New York Yankees to a resounding 9-4 victory. The Yanks had earlier witnessed Judge and Stanton homer together multiple times in the past. But it was the first that Soto had joined the party. In an offensive spree on Wednesday, Soto led the charge with a two-run 440-foot home run in the first inning before eventually finishing with a three-hit, five-RBI night. Aaron Judge followed his cue with a solo shot in the third inning off Astros right-hander Spencer Arrighetti. Interestingly, Stanton went deep in the same inning as his 119.9 mph velocity homer went down as the hardest hit of the season.

“I hope [there’s more]. It means good things are happening, and the Yankees are winning,” Aaron Judge said after the game that he would like to see more of these special offensive nights. Soto also chipped in his thoughts to reaffirm that the Yankees are capable of doing much more than what fans saw on Wednesday. While it won’t be easy to repeat the same every night, Soto thinks his colleagues are definitely capable of producing such great nights more often than not. Additionally, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone opined that Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Juan Soto always tend to feed on each other’s momentum, and that’s exactly what conspired on Wednesday as the Yanks ended their winning streak against the Astros to five games. And with the series finale coming up on Thursday, the Bronx Bombers are confident of a sweep.

Giancarlo Stanton Registers Hardest Hit Of 2024 MLB Season

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While home runs came raining down at the Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, Giancarlo Stanton left a definitive mark with a smoking solo home run in the third inning. Stanton’s shot came off at 119.9 mph velocity and landed 447 feet long in the deep field. And it recorded as the hardest-hit ball in the majors this season.

For Giancarlo Stanton, the 119.9 mph shot was the third hardest hit of his career. He previously launched a 121.7 mph drive in 2018 and a 121.3 mph shot in 2020. “G being weird again. If you hit one 120 mph, you win,” Yankees skipper Aaron Boone reacted on Stanton’s moonshot after the game. 

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