Joey Gallo finding himself with Dodgers after Yankees trade

Maybe it’s the Southern California air, or that he now has a bigger place by the beach after paying the same rent for “a pretty small apartment” in Manhattan.

More likely, it’s the “largely mechanical” suggestions Joey Gallo has taken from the Dodgers that have helped the 28-year-old slowly turn things around at the plate after a miserable year with the Yankees, who traded him to Los Angeles before the deadline for pitcher Clayton Beeter.

In eight games with the Dodgers, the two-time All-Star is 5-for-19 with two home runs, four RBIs, and two walks — and, yes, 10 strikeouts. He hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run last Wednesday in the seventh inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead over the Twins to 8-4.

Joey Gallo has slowly turned things around with the Dodgers.
Joey Gallo has slowly turned things around with the Dodgers.
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The Yankees dealt Joey Gallo to the Dodgers before the trade deadline.
The Yankees dealt Joey Gallo to the Dodgers before the trade deadline.
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“I knew I was kind of doing something in New York and something just wasn’t clicking or adding up consistently,” Gallo said, according to the Orange County Register.

“That’s the key, trying to do it consistently and not lose that feel. I knew the way I was hitting in New York something was off. Then mentally you start trying to do too much. Then you’re trying to combat everything.

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