Boston – Yes, Isiah Kiner-Falefa has not hit her home ground yet.
No, the shortstop Yankees are not weak.
Kiner-Falefa crushed some court in batting practice ahead of Saturday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. NJ Advance Media recorded a video of one who flicked over Green Monster and nearly the entire field.
Watch the video above.
Kiner-Falefa entered the game as one of six top players with no fewer than 200 board appearances and was not played at home. He’s been hitting .272 with 20 RBI, .642 OPS and 13 base steals in 74 games.
Last season, the 27-year-old hit eight bombs for Rangers in 677 appearances.
Glance: The Yankees continue their four-city, 11-day, 10-game road trip tonight with the third of four games in Boston (2-0 so far)… 5-3 on the road trip, going 0-1 against Houston, 2-1 against Cleveland, 1-1 against Pittsburgh and 2-0 so far against Boston… After a day off on Monday, they’ll go home to their last home before the All-Star break (3G vs. Cincinnati and 3G vs. Boston). Their 61-23 (.726) start to the season, the best record in the Majors… matches their second best start in 84 games in franchise history, behind only the 1998 Yankees (64-20). Their 61-23 record is the second-best team in the Major League with their first 84 decisions in the last 93 years (since 1930)… They are only the third team to win 61 games in their first 84 decisions since 1930 and only their ninth since 1900 to do this (see chart). With their victory today, it would match their second best start in 85 games in franchise history (see chart)…according to Elias, they would only be the seventh team in the Major League since 1900 to win 62 of their first 85 decisions in a season since 1900 (see graphic graphic) … will match the second best record (with 85 decisions) in the last 93 years (since 1930). They are 38 grams over .500… representing their game-high over 0.500 since ending the 2019 season with 44 grams over 0.500 (103-59). Their +183 operating differential is the best in the majors (next: LAD – 147).
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