Gary Sanchez homered for a third straight game in Saturday’s 11-5 win over the Red Sox as he tries to put a sluggish start to 2020 behind him.
“It’s tough when you go through a slump,’’ Sanchez said through an interpreter. “You’ve got to go back to the basics and focus on the simple things and the roots of hitting. Once you get that, things change.”
For Sanchez, that means working on a high-velocity machine in the cage to make his swing more compact. Aaron Boone is optimistic he’s just about where he needs to be.
“He’s been close for about a week now,” Boone said. “I don’t think he’s all the way where he wants to be yet. He’s recognizing pitches better and getting his good swing off.”
If the catcher and Gleyber Torres can regain their form, the Yankees should be able to survive some of their recent injuries.