New York Yankees fan favorite Didi Gregorius has been struggling at the plate since his return from Tommy John surgery midseason. Saturday, he broke out of his slump in a big way during Game of 2 of his team’s ALDS matchup with the Minnesota Twins.
Gregorius reached on an infield single in his first at-bat against Randy Dobnak. In his second at-bat, against Tyler Duffey, he hit a grand slam to break the game wide open and give the Yankees a 7-0 lead.
Gregorius had quite the reaction after he hit the ball. He seemingly knew it was gone, and he expressed a great deal of relief.
The Yankees won Game 1 on Friday night by a score of 10-4. Game 2 is shaping up to go their way as well, though it’s still early. It’s 7-0 in the third inning.
Didi Gregorius breaks it open with a grand slam 💥
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 5, 2019
Gregorius returned to the Yankees in early June and actually hit decently well for a month or two. But he batted .222 in August and .190 in September. He was due to break out of his slump.
If the Yankees can hang on, they’ll be one win away from the ALCS – where the Houston Astros could await. A healthy Gregorius who has found his swing would go a long way in that potential series.