Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka will get the start over Gary Sanchez on Tuesday.
Sanchez merely hasnt had the ability to start at the plate in 2021. While he opened up the year with a homer in Game 1, hes batting.182 on the season. Time and time again hes stopped working to tape a huge hit for the Yankees in a clutch situation. All you need to do is look up his name on Twitter to see how angry New York fans have been with his play.
Higashioka has fared far better than Sanchez at the plate, as hes striking.286 with 3 homers and five RBI. Boone has seen what Higashioka can do both offensively and defensively, which is why hes prepared to offer him some more playing time. While Boone said this will be an everyday thing, Higashioka might lock up the beginning task if he keeps playing well.
This would obviously be frustrating for Sanchez, but he just has to be able to play better progressing. If not, Yankees fans will not miss out on seeing him out there, particularly with Higashioka playing well.
Time and time again hes failed to record a big hit for the Yankees in a clutch situation. All you have to do is look up his name on Twitter to see how mad New York fans have actually been with his play.
Higashioka has actually fared much better than Sanchez at the plate, as hes hitting.286 with 3 homers and five RBI.
CLEVELAND, OHIO – APRIL 22: Kyle Higashioka # 66 of the New York Yankees at bat during the third inning versus the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images).
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The New York Yankees and Aaron Boone are mixing things up a bit, as Kyle Higashioka is getting the start over Gary Sanchez at catcher on Tuesday..
You had a feeling it was just a matter of time before New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone had to make the tough yet essential choice at catcher. While Gary Sanchez can in some cases send the ball to the moon, hes just too irregular at the meal and in some cases his play defensively is irritating to see.
Thats generally not the case with Kyle Higashioka. Boone understands this, which is why on Tuesday, its Higashioka who will be manning the catcher spot and Sanchez will be in the dugout seeing on.