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Akshita Patel

WATCH: Anthony Volpe Fights Stomach Bug To Guide Yankees To Best Ever Season Start Since 1992

After trashing the Houston Astros 4-0 in a four-game series, the New York Yankees landed in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks. The Bronx Bombers witnessed a perfect start to the rebound season. The roster came through despite significant pre-season injury concerns.

However, the Arizona Diamondbacks were a formidable lineup. And therefore, the New York Yankees had to bring up their A game. Surprisingly, Anthony Volpe, who was questionable for the game few hours ago, stepped up with a career high game to help Yanks break decades old history. Besides Volpe, Gerrit Cole’s replacement also left a profound mark.

   

Anthony Volpe Records Career High Four Hit Game As Yankees Go 5-0!

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The New York Yankees scratched shortstop Anthony Volpe from the lineup for the series finale against the Houston Astros due to a stomach bug. Moreover, skipper Aaron Boone indicated that Volpe had a rough day, and his participation in the Diamondbacks series was uncertain. However, the infielder defeated all odds to feature in the lineup and post a career-high four-hits game. Volpe contributed with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI in the Yank’s 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. The former rookie’s off-season adjustments in swings and stride finally bore fruits as he achieved success against four-seam fastballs that troubled him all through his rookie major league season. Anthony Volpe and prospect Luis Gil also left a profound impact on the plate.

Luis Gil was promoted to the starting rotation after Gerrit Cole’s elbow injury. Having nursed Tommy John surgery in 2022, it was the first time Gil was up for a start in the major leagues. However, the pitcher never looked rusty and finished with 4.2 innings pitched. Gil allowed one only run in as a single hit and struck out six hitters in the process. Luke Weaver, Nick Burdi, and Victor Gonzalez finished the rest to hand a brutal 5-2 defeat to the mighty Arizona Diamondbacks. With that, the Yankees have a 5-0 season-opening record for the first time since 1992. While the Bombers also finished below .500 in the same year, this generation roster is out to reverse the negative narrative this year. With enough depth and a balanced roster, the New York-based team seems confident of making a deep postseason run in 2024.

Tommy Kahnle’s Recovery From Shoulder Issue Delayed Further!

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The New York Yankees highly touted relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle was placed on IL ahead of opening day due to lingering shoulder injury. Apparently, Kahnle begun the off-season training program a little late which pushed back his throwing program in spring. Moreover, to avoid unnecessary setback, the Yanks chose to place him on 10-day IL.

However, in the latest update, Tommy Kahnle’s return could be pushed back further as he encountered a setback in the recovery process. After throwing his first live BP last week, the pitcher didn’t bounce back as expected. “He’s back in his throwing program. I don’t know how long that slows him,” said Boone. It remains uncertain how long Kahnle will continue to remain on IL this year.

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