Gary Sanchez off to red-hot start with Padres
Gary Sanchez’s transfer from the New York Mets to the San Diego Padres is turning out to be a regrettable move, despite the sample size being small. Sanchez hit his fourth home run in nine games with the Padres in San Diego’s 10-3 rout over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Sanchez is battering .286 with 10 RBIs. The former Yankee is the first to achieve this feat since Jake Cronenworth, who achieved a similar feat in 2021.
Sanchez, popular for his power, started his season in the San Francisco Giants organization before moving to the Mets and then the Padres. He hit well during his stint with Triple-A Syracuse, earning a brief chance to play with the Mets. Sanchez appeared in just three games for the Mets before being released, going 1-for-6 (.167) with three strikeouts and an RBI when Tomas Nido came off the injured list.
Sanchez admitted his season has been challenging, but he’s grateful to the Padres for the opportunity to play with them. Sanchez was traded to the Twins on March 13, 2022, where he hit .205 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs in his one season in Minnesota.
FAQs on Gary Sanchez’s Performance:
What is Sanchez’s current batting average?
Sanchez is batting .286 with 10 RBIs.
How many home runs has he hit in his current team?
Sanchez has hit four home runs in nine games with the Padres.
Has he hit four home runs in an eight-game span before?
Yes, Sanchez has hit four homers in an eight-game stretch for the first time since 2021.
How many games did Sanchez play with the Mets before his release?
Sanchez appeared in just three games for the Mets before being released when Tomas Nido came off the injured list.
What was Sanchez’s performance like during his stint with Triple-A Syracuse?
Sanchez hit well during his time with Triple-A Syracuse.
How did Sanchez perform in his one season with the Twins?
Sanchez hit .205 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs during his one season with the Twins.
Padres’ Gary Sanchez Starts Strong with a Hot Streak
New York Mets May Regret Letting Gary Sanchez Go
The New York Mets may end up regretting their decision to let Gary Sanchez go, according to NY Post. The small sample size seems compelling given that Sanchez recently hit his fourth home run in nine games for the Padres in a 10-3 win over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
A former Yankee and two-time All-Star, Sanchez has four home runs in an eight-game span, the first time since 2021. With a batting average of .286 and 10 RBIs, he has been performing well for the Padres. Sanchez’s performance has been praised by Juan Soto, who said, “Everyone knows how much power he has and what he brings to the team.” Sanchez belted a three-run homer off Michael Wacha in the third inning, helping his team grab the win.
Sanchez started his season with the San Francisco Giants organization before moving to the Mets and finally the Padres. Reflecting on his time with the Padres, he said, “It’s really the way I have been treated here. My teammates, the coaches. … I feel like I’ve been playing for a long time here.” Despite challenges during this season, he is grateful for the opportunity to play.
Sanchez earned a brief chance to play with the Mets after hitting well during his stint with Triple-A Syracuse. However, he was released when Tomas Nido came off the injured list, after appearing in three games for the Amazin’s. Buck Showalter, the team’s manager, said, “Gary tried to do some things while Tomas was out, and now Tomas is back, and we’ll go in a different direction.”
Sanchez hit .230 with 138 homers and 340 RBIs during his seven-year career with the Yankees. The team took the decision to trade him to the Twins on March 13, 2022, where he hit .205 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs in his one season in Minnesota.
— with AP