LONDON, U.K — In a truly historic affair in their long-standing bitter and storied rivalry, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox put on a show across the pond at the home of EPL club, West Ham United at London Stadium.
A game that saw 30 runs, 37 hits, zero errors, 16 pitchers and six home runs and lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes, the Yankees downed the Red Sox, 17-13 in front of a joint British crowd of both Yankee and Red Sox supporters. With their win, the Yankees extended their lead in the AL East, and as usual former Colorado Rockies star, DJ LeMahieu was in the middle of everything.
Signed in the off-season, much to the disappointment to the Bronx Zoo who were hoping for the likes of Manny Machado, the 30-year-old Visalia, California native went 4-6, scored two runs and batted in five runs on Saturday.
For the season, the 6’4, 215 right-handed hitting slugger has 12 home runs, 59 RBI’s and a batting average of .342.
Signed for a bargain deal of two years and $24 million, many across MLB sense that LeMahieu continues his torrid production, that his asking price may only go up.
As the Yankees continue to deal with injuries and adversity in seeing sluggers such as Aaron Judge return and Giancarlo Stanton go to and from the DL, LeMahieu’s value to the Bronx Bombers may only rise and drive his name into AL MVP consideration.
As they head into the All-Star break, one can assume that an organization with deep pockets and endless money as the Yankees are smart enough to not let someone with LeMahieu walk considering his brilliant first year in New York.
If his play is any indication, LeMahieu may have found his new long-term home in the Big Apple.