About Last Night: Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts was moved up to the two-hole in yesterday's lineup and he had himself a game in Minnesota. He finished with four extra base hits - three doubles and a triple - and is the first Yankee to record four extra base hits in a game without a home run since Jim Mason in 1974. (Courtesy of MLBStatOfTheDay)

Here's his heat map from yesterday: strike-zone (40)

As you can see, he was taking advantage when pitches were left over the plate.

Here's his first inning double which came on a 91 mph sinker over the plate: atbat-summary (63)

Here's his second inning double which came on a 78 mph curveball low: atbat-summary (64)

Here's his fourth inning triple which came on a 90 mph fastball over the plate: atbat-summary (65)

Here's his seventh inning double which came on a 90 mph fastball over the plate: atbat-summary (66)

Roberts' triple came on the first pitch of the at bat while his first two doubles were hit when he was down 1-2 in the count. His seventh inning double came on a 3-2 count. His first two hits were off starter Kyle Gibson, his triple was against Sam Deduno and his final hit was off Glen Perkins.