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Wil Myers hits grand slam off CC Sabathia for first major league home run

Jun 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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Wil Myers hit his first major league home run in impressive fashion this afternoon against the Yankees, as he took left-hander CC Sabathia deep for a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. You can watch it right here.

It was an opposite-field homer for Myers, which was encouraging to see for someone who is playing in just his sixth major league game. It just made it over the fence in right-center field, bouncing off the top of the wall and Brett Gardner‘s out-stretched glove. But it will be a 500-footer when he tells his grandkids about it.

Jason Collette of Baseball Prospectus notes that Myers is the first player to hit a grand slam for his first major league home run since the Giants’ Brandon Crawford did it on May 27, 2011.

  1. valarmorghuliss - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Where’d you get the video of badintent?

  2. yanks33 - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I love Philadelphia Collins!

  3. kingscourt25 - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Yasiel Puig: “It took him long enough”

    • atteckus - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Daniel Nava: “What took you and him so long? I hit a grand slam on the very first pitch I ever saw in the MLB.”

      • papalurchdxb - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:27 AM

        And then they all had tapioca pudding before going to watch their stories. MLB Old Folks homes sound great.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jun 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    The Evil Empire proceeded to score 4 runs of their own in the 7th to take the lead.

    • indaburg - Jun 22, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      Sigh. I know. Ruined a great story.

  5. sabatimus - Jun 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    It’s nice to see that idiotically short porch used against them for a change.

    • soberlyf - Jun 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      It’s an advantage for both teams genius. I suppose you whine about the Rockies cheapie HR’s due to playing at altitude don’t you? Of course not, you’re just another tired a$$ Yankee hater.

      • cackalackyank - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Love to call dopes on that one. It’s like when people talk about that “advantage” inflating the HR total, and then you have to remind them that the NYY only play half their games at home like everyone else.

    • soberlyf - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Yeah, they put up a 4 spot 10 minutes later, Yankees win.

  6. soberlyf - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    He can have it…the Yankees win….theeeee Yankees win.

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