Before the home run heroics from Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius in the Yankees' 8-3 win over Tampa, the offense had been struggling in the post-London Series world.
But no Yankee has seen their production dip further than Gary Sanchez, who has looked a lot like his 2018 version.
Just a few weeks ago on June 23, Sanchez was the owner of a .273/.339/.634 line, numbers that earned him a trip to his second All-Star game. Since then? He has just seven hits in 59 plate appearances -- good for a .119 batting average.
Sanchez has zero multi-hit games to show for during the slump, with strikeouts being his primary issue. In the 15 games since he held that .273 batting average, he's collected eight games of two strikeouts or more. In total, he's struckout 24 times over his last 59 plate appearances (40 percent of the time).
His coaches have clearly taken notice.
"He's trying to do too much," hitting coach Marcus Thames said before Tuesday's game against Tampa. "He's getting out of the strike zone and we've got to get him back in the strike zone, so he can go back to being himself."
Thames is absolutely right. In his current slump, Sanchez has swung at nearly half of pitches (42.4 percent) outside of the strike zone, according to Fangraphs. That's a far cry from his pre-slump performance, when he only swung at 34.8 percent of pitches out of the zone.
Sanchez has also experienced a serious power outage. Since June 23, he has just one home run. His isolated power (ISO) has also taken a major hit, diving from .361 to .085.
While the sudden decline isn't what Sanchez or the Yankees wanted to see out of the break, manager Aaron Boone isn't worried.
"It's a tough stretch for him," Boone commented. "He is not putting pitches he should in play when he gets that one he can really pop. It's more a foul ball or just he's missing. And such is the ebb and flow of a season."
Boone's last thought should serve as a reminder to fans -- there's a ton of baseball left to play. That's the main reason why Sanchez's slump shouldn't be too much of a concern, especially after his excellent first half. He's been in similar stretches before.
In 2017, Sanchez hit .214 from July 1-23. In that 17 game stretch, he collected 15 hits, 22 strikeouts and seven RBI. Remember, he would go on to finish the season with a .278 average, 33 home runs and 90 RBI.
"He knows he can hit," Thames continued. "Mechanics-wise, everything has been good. He's just swinging at everything right now, but he just needs to have some success to get back to himself."