The boos have slowly died down thanks to Giancarlo Stanton's hot bat.
The Yankee faithful let the reigning NL MVP have it during his early season struggles, but now through 40 games, Stanton seems to be settling in just nicely with his new team.
Stanton went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a solo homer in Sunday's victory over the A's at Yankee Stadium to conclude the team's nine-game homestand. Over his last seven games, the slugger is hitting .391/.500/.870 with three homers and seven RBI. Also, Stanton has been raking against lefties this season with a .457 average.
The scary part of the Yankees' opponents is Stanton still has much to improve on in his eyes.
"We're naturally supposed to hit better against lefties," Stanton, who owned a .185 average against right-handers entering Sunday's game, said. "It's getting there. Everything is still new. I haven't been to every park. There are no excuses, but it is still new stuff. Make new adjustments, new routines as they come. Just keep pushing."
Manager Aaron Boone has seen Stanton's progression since coming over to New York, and he expected this recent surge to happen at some point. But that's just the start of it.
"He's a great players," Boone said. "I know as long as he is getting in his work and settling in, the production is going to be there over time. I think his game plan has been really strong. One thing I will predict: In the end it will be massive production."
After a homestand that saw a .323 average from Stanton, he is currently hitting .252/.339/.855 with 10 homers and 26 RBI.
Those may seem like modest numbers for an MVP, but if Boone's prediction comes to fruition, opposing pitchers beware.