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WATCH: Days After Signing for New York Yankees, Matt Carpenter Belts His First Home Run for Pinstripes

Published 05/28/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

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The 2022 season is all about the New York Yankees. Everything they are touching is turning into gold. After a poor season in 2021 and especially after a dull free agency, no one expected the Yankees to dominate the current season. But here they are! Playing like a champion.

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Recently, the Yankees signed veteran infielder Matt Carpenter to their active roster. Because in the last week, the Aaron Boone-led team has suffered injuries to several key players, including Giancarlo Stanton, DJ LeMahieu, and Aroldis Chapman. The new signing of Matt Carpenter is proving to be a masterstroke for the Pinstripes.


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Right from the start of the 2022 regular season, the Yankees have been phenomenal in the American League East. Whether it is about the offense or defense, The Bronx Bombers have been the best all-around team.

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After losing three consecutive games against the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore orioles, the Pinstripes are finally back on the winning track. In the second game of the four-game series, the Yankees registered their fourth consecutive win. 

With the help of Matt Carpenter and James Taillon, the Aaron Boone-led team won the second game by 2-0. It has been just two days since the Yankees signed Carpenter to their roster, and the veteran hitter smacked a home run in the Tropicana Field and won the game for his new team.


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Taking to Twitter, Talkin Yanks shared the video of the same. It was Carpenter’s first home run for the New York Yankees. Even at 36, his bat swing is as good as any young baseball hitter’s.

Jameson Taillon steals the show from the mound

Leave the hitters. The Yankees pitchers have been the most underrated heroes in the current season. The Yankees star ace Gerrit Cole has, once again, failed to leave his mark this season. 


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But pitchers like Nestor Cortes Jr. and Jameson Taillon have been the unsung heroes from the mound. Earlier in the first game, Nestor dominated the game, and now Taillon stood tall against the Rays on Friday.

As a starting pitcher, Taillon pitched eight innings for the Yankees and conceded zero runs from the mound.


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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa