Higashioka went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Mets. Higashioka took Taijuan Walker deep for a two-run homer in the second inning. It was the first of three Yankees home runs that inning. The catcher has started just six games since Aug. 19, but he has homered in three of them. He is slashing .178/.254/.411 with 10 long balls, 24 RBI and 20 runs scored in 181 plate appearances.
Higashioka went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in an 8-2 win over Oakland on Friday. The backstop made his first start since Aug. 21 and pounded his second homer in his past three games. It has largely been a frustrating campaign for Higashioka, however, as he is slashing just .184/.256/.414 overall.
Higashioka went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Twins. Higashioka slammed a two-run homer off Danny Coulombe in the fourth inning. In addition, he drove in Andrew Velazquez on a double in the third inning. The catcher is back to splitting time behind the plate with teammate Gary Sanchez (illness) after Sanchez returned from the injured list Aug. 17. Higashioka is slashing just .181/.256/.403 with eight long balls, 20 RBI and 17 runs scored in 160 plate appearances.
Higashioka is on the bench for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Red Sox. Higashioka will likely be behind the plate for the nightcap, but his run as the Yankees' No. 1 catcher is over after top backstop Gary Sanchez (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to the twin bill. While starting in 10 of the Yankees' past 12 games, Higashioka went 4-for-39 with a home run, five RBI and two additional runs.
Higashioka went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals. It was largely a frustrating game for the backstop, as he struck out twice and committed two errors. However, Higashioka came through with a fourth-inning, two-run blast that temporarily gave the Yankees a lead. The long ball was Higashioka's first since June 22. He has a career-high seven homers on the season but is slashing a paltry .185/.261/.411.