It’s true: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 28 games and 102 plate appearances before registering his first extra-base hit of the 2016 season. Headley drilled a two-run home run to left field off of Ian Kennedy, boosting the Yankees’ lead to 3-0 over the Royals in the second inning on Thursday evening.
Headley’s last extra-base hit was a double in his only plate appearance on September 27 last season against the White Sox. He had gone 124 plate appearances between extra-base hits.
Headley entered the game batting a meager .178/.265/.178 with four RBI and five runs scored. The 13-19 Yankees could certainly use Headley getting back on track.