Back in 2016, when he was in his first season in pinstripes, there were a good many Yankees fans who wished he wasn’t. Hicks hit a miserable .217/.281/.336 in 361 plate appearances and people in New York wondered why the club had gotten rid of John Ryan Murphy, who looked like a pretty solid backup catcher.
They’re not wishing that much these days, and certainly not after last night’s performance against the hated Red Sox when Hicks hit three home runs and drove in four runs, powering the Yankees in an 11-1 victory.
Hicks crushed a two-run homer off of David Price in the second inning and then a solo shot off of him in the fourth that that made the game 8-0 New York. The final blast was a solo homer in the eighth inning, off of Hector Velasquez. Somewhere in there he drew a walk as well and finished the night 3-for-4.
Hicks is now hitting .258/.346/.502 with 14 homers and 38 RBI on the season.