To say things didn't go well on Thursday night might be the understatement of the season so far. The Yankees got Joe Pesci'd by a team they usually use as a punching bag, with the Minnesota Twins hanging nine runs on them before everyone had found their seats.
Friday started out a little different, as the Yankees came out with a bang that checked three different amazing boxes.
Anthony Volpe took the second pitch he saw from Louie Varland deep to the bleachers in left. It was Volpe's first swing of the game, and it resulted in the first home run of his career.
There are few ways sweeter to take a 1-0 lead. Not only was the leadoff home run against the back drop of what happened on Thursday, but fans at Yankee Stadium were treated to the first of what should be many home runs in Volpe's career.
As if the moment couldn't have been cooler, the Spanish radio call somehow made it even better.
Try listening to Rickie Ricardo's call and not get even more fired up about Volpe's home run than you already were.
The fun didn't end with Volpe's homer. On the very next pitch, Aaron Judge took Varland to right-center and quickly it was 2-0. Giancarlo Stanton joined the fun a few innings later, but it turned out the Yankees needed more than three runs to get past the Twins.
Minnesota kept chipping away until an opportunity presented itself in the eighth inning. Nestor Cortes has been pitching a really great game but as soon as he was pulled by Aaron Boone the Twins pounced and took the lead.
The Yankees couldn't wrestle it back.
While the game didn't end as well as it started, nothing the Twins can do could posisbly take away the special moment Volpe had in front of Yankees faithful.