Anthony Rizzo in a ‘better spot’ after smashing first homer in a month

Yankees' Anthony Rizzo scored a homer on June 12, 2024, against the Kansas City Royals
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Amanda Paula
Thursday June 13, 2024

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Only minutes after the New York Yankees suffered a 3-4 defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, Anthony Rizzo revealed his hope for development following his first home run in over a month.

“Definitely feel like I’m in a better spot. I’ve been feeling on that.”, Anthony Rizzo remarked.

This was the first home run in Anthony Rizzo’s homer slump that started on May 10 and ended on June 13, which lasted for 27 games.

Yankees trust Anthony Rizzo despite slump

On June 13, 2024 Anthony Rizzo scored his first homer since May 10.
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Lately, Anthony Rizzo, the long-bomb slugger, has been the target of fans’ disapproval, and there has also been a rumor in the air about his status with the team, due to his poor performances.

However, Anthony Rizzo was quick to allay their fears during an interview with the YES Network, saying, “Really, it was a good feeling to be able to get us off and running there. Unfortunately, it just didn’t shake out today.”

Anthony Rizzo made earned the first run for the Yankees when he connected a home run in the eighth inning, which indicated a possible renaissance. “I hope so,” he said at a time when he got a battery life power up for a potential turnaround. “I definitely feel like I’m now really far away.”

Anthony Rizzo had been benched by Yankees‘ manager Aaron Boone on the last Sunday and Monday for contemplation and technical work on his swing rather than of any sort of punishment. In his first two games back, he hit 1-for-8, including a few good swings, but, as usual, he was managed to groundout to the opposing side. Despite this Rizzo stood by his hopes for growth by saying, “I feel like I’ve had a couple good swings in the last few days.”

Boone also said, “Lovely to see Anthony keep getting rest. Hopefully, it keeps going for him.”

Anthony Rizzo, now another year older at 34 and his 14th season in the Major Leagues, is .626 OPS eight home runs in 67 games during the current campaign.

Up next

The next game is a great chance for Anthony Rizzo to get back to his best, especially since it’s a highly anticipated matchup between the Yankees and the Red Sox. The game, originally set for last Wednesday, was rescheduled to start earlier to avoid clashing with the NBA Finals. Despite the change, the Yankees are gearing up for their big series against Boston. The first game of this classic rivalry will now start at 6:30 PM Eastern.

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2 thoughts on “Anthony Rizzo in a ‘better spot’ after smashing first homer in a month

  1. One game doesn’t make it a slump buster. He needs to put together about a week of results to even utter those words and no one will laugh.

  2. A little concerned on the talk about Rizzo, yes, he is not making strong contact on the ball. It seems his swing is really getting elevated to want to hit every ball out of the stadium. He has done a fantastic job since coming to NY, the talk is to trade him or DFA him and move DJ to first. Here is my concern, DJ is not hitting any better than Rizzo, so where is the smart trade off? Just saying. I know releasing Rizzo can free money for Soto, but the way Soto is playing and being shown the love in NY, why would he want to leave. How much is enough money? he will never be able what they are going to pay him, even his great great grandchildren won’t be able to spend it all. keep this team together, the young bucks are doing a great job.

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