As the classic Frank Sinatra lyrics go, Didi Gregorius’ power numbers were riding high in April, then shot down in May. That’s life, but here’s some good news for the Yankees: their shortstop believes that he is about to be back on top in June.
Gregorius had not homered since May 23 and had gone deep just once since receiving an April 27 curtain call on the road. The 28-year-old gave his home crowd something to cheer about, taking Tanner Roark deep twice and helping the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
“I was just getting to know myself through that slump,” Gregorius said. “I always battle. The hits weren’t coming, but I hit the ball hard. I wanted success and to get on base for the team, but it’s a process. All the guys in here trust you and help you and try to keep you relaxed and play the game right.”
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