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Yordan Álvarez reached 22 HR without a starting angle and at Yankee Stadium – SwingComplete

By Robiel Vega/ @robielcuba87

On this occasion, the victim was the best team this season, the New York Yankees, and he did so against starter Jameson Taillon, who until now had been very dominant and had never hit two home runs against him in the same game.

The hit came at the top of the third inning, with two men in circulation and the match tied at three runs. It seems unbelievable that he would hit 113.2 MPH against an 84.4 changeup, but he did; even more impressive was that the ball had almost no lift, with an exit angle of just 18 degrees.

When the ball crossed the fence, about 348 feet, Yordan connected Taillon’s first homer of the year on a changeup, a pitch that had been a guarantee for him, since he had barely been batted for .167, product of five hits in 30 turns.

But it is that Yordan has been an executioner of the change of speed; with tonight’s, he reached nine all season on this pitch, matching the best mark for any player in the last five seasons.

In just 69 season games, the Cuban equaled what Mike Trout did in 2019, but in the entire campaign, so he has more than 90 games left to surpass that figure.

Yordan also reached 54 RBIs, ranking fourth in the entire MLB, is also second in home runs and leads in slugging and OPS. His offensive line was .317 / .407 / .670 / 1,077, reaching 70 hits and 46 runs scored.

Finally I leave you an impressive fact; with his home run against the New York Yankees he became the Astros player with the most home runs through the first 69 games of a season, tied with the iconic Jeff Bagwell.

After the closing of this note the match was going, with a 6×3 board favorable to the Astros, while the bottom of the fourth inning was played.

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