Homer barrage is not enough. It doesn’t do it. We have seen homer barrages before. So it is inadequate to use those two words to describe what the Yankees did for three days to the Black and Blue Jays.
For the Yankees earned their Bronx Bomber moniker with a century of clout. Yet, no Yankees team had ever done what this one did for three days. Pretty much every night, it would have been easier to make a list of the Yankees who did not homer than the ones that did.
If you thought the backup catcher, Kyle Higashioka, going deep three times Wednesday was what would drop a jaw or raise an eyebrow, then you should have seen the three-pitch, three-homer assault the Yankees delivered in what turned out to be a five-homer fourth inning Thursday in a 10-7 victory.
The Yankees hit 19 homers, a record not just for a three-game series but a series of any length. Those homers traveled nearly 1 ¹/₂ miles combined. The Yankees became the first team ever with at least six homers in three straight games. They became the first Yankees team to ever homer five times in an inning. It also ties the major league record. And their 88 home runs are the most the Yankees (29-21) have ever hit…