During Sunday’s 18–4 win over the Cubs,Matt Carpenter was the star of the show.
The third baseman went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and seven RBI as part of a Yankees onslaught.
His two-homer effort gives him six in 10 games with the team, making him the first player in franchise history to accomplish that feat.
So far, Matt Carpenter is 8-for-24 with six home runs and a double to start his Yankees career, reaching base 14 times in 30 plate appearances.
He has a ludicrous 1.083 slugging percentage, which is what happens when 25% of your at-bats result in home runs.
It’s been a fun return to form for the now-mustachioed 36-year-old, who was once upon a time one of the most consistent hitters in the game.
During his prime years in St. Louis from 2013 to ’18, Carpenter made three All-Star teams
and had an OPS+ of 131. He fell off his usual pace in 2019 and completely bottomed out in ’20 and ’21,