Yankee Stadium has always been known for its short right field porch.
That plays directly into left-handed power hitters’ hands, or any hitter that can take it to right field for that matter.
That short right field porch is a real plus for somebody like Rizzo, and it seemed to be working in his favor on Tuesday night during the Yankees’ game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Rizzo led the way for the Bronx Bombers, hitting three homers as they took the series opener by a final of 12-8.
Anthony Rizzo has hit 3 HR tonight with an avg dist of 350 feet
That's the shortest avg HR distance in a 3+ HR game tracked by Statcast (since 2015)
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 27, 2022
Rizzo Is Back
Yankee Stadium might just be the perfect place for a guy like Rizzo as he looks to regain his stroke.
In his first full season with the Yanks, Rizzo is looking like his old self, a guy capable of winning an MVP Award.
Sure, the compact confines of Yankee Stadium played right into his favor, but he seems to have found his stroke again after a couple of down years.
The 2016 World Series champion and MVP candidate is back to his old self and is mashing homers like he used to early on in his tenure with the Chicago Cubs.
Never mind that the right field porch is short at Yankee Stadium.
Rizzo is back in full force and proving what kind of player he once was and still can be.
The veteran first baseman is now up the eight home runs on the young season as the Yankees kept pace with the Toronto Blue Jays, staying within a half-game of first place.