Morning Bits: Mar. 30

Well that could not have gone any better? The Yankees broke a six-game Opening Day losing streak in a brilliant 6-1 win over the Blue Jays yesterday afternoon. Giancarlo Stanton inflicted the pain on the baseballs that he predicted with two dingers. I wonder if he really felt sorry for them? His home run in the first inning had an exit velocity of 117.3 MPH, which is a record for an opposite-field homer in the StatCast era. History made in only one at-bat.

Between Stanton, Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner, the three of them saw 75 pitches yesterday. Good luck opposing pitchers. Luis Severino dominated without his good slider and not even needing his changeup. The bullpen pitched as advertised. It was certainly a fun day. Now, for the morning links:

Joel Sherman on Stanton giving us a preview of what is possible

Mike Vaccaro says don’t forget about Luis Severino

Peter Botte wonders if anyone can stop the Yankees?

Mike Axisa recaps the opening day win

 

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