The umpires pulled out a relief pitcher, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya and a Toronto pitching coach after seeing 30,000 fans at Yankee Stadium tonight. Hey, I’m sorry, wasn’t this the lead you expected? Well, that’s exactly what the Punch was looking for.
Blue Jays close Jordan Romano in the ninth game of the two-run deficit, the Yankees rallied tremendously. Aaron Judge killed 450-foot baseball for the first walk-off home run of his career as New York beat Toronto 6-5 in the Bronx on Tuesday night.
It was by no means an easy night for Yankees starter Luis Severino. Things looked bleak from the start, as George Springer gave the Blue Jays an instant 1-0 lead with a full-count home run on the left-field fence. After Bo Bichette singles, Sevi recovered and hit the next three batsmen.
Alejandro Kirk led the way for Jess and Gleber Torres must have made a mistake. Severino then walked on to Matt Chapman, a two-run double (initially ruled by Homer) to Santiago Espinol to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead. Catcher Tyler Heinemann then split Espinel into third, and when Savvy forced Springer to strike out, he walked to Beachet.
At this point, the Yankees captain Aaron Boone realized the game was out of reach and he began to leave the dugout, but Severino had other ideas.
After Severino pulled “Musina”, the right-handed young man showed why he hadn’t lost faith in him. He grounded out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in second to end the threat, put Jess down in order on just nine pitches in third, knocked Springer out in the fourth pitch and struck out Springer for a fly and Bichetta. On the fifth front. It was a show of complete courage and considering the fact that the Yankees do not have an off-day until the 30th, the fact that Severino was able to enter the fifth position was a big one.
Of course, this crime did not benefit the service. For the second time in four days, the Yankees didn’t get much of a hit in the first five innings, as Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi did whatever he did (as on May 4). That doesn’t mean Kikuchi was at his best. With only 54 of his 89 pitches going for strikes, he struggled to find a consistent strike zone. When the Yankees got the bat on the ball, they hit hard, as the average exit speed for all three of their pitches was in the 90-95 range. But he did not bat much on the ball, hitting 34 percent of the time and getting out seven times. Going to the bottom of the sixth, the Yankees had just three basemen, and they retired in order from two walks to move to second.
And that’s when the wailing broke out. DJ LeMahieu started the innings with the Yankees’ first game of the ballgame, a double that looked like a home run from the bat. The judge then placed a ground ball just below the third base line, which was caught neatly by two-time Platinum Glove winner Matt Chapman but bounced on the transfer. Anthony Rizzo followed with a long-flying ball into the left-center field. At 108.2 mph from the bat, he traveled 383 feet and his xBA was .990, but here, he allowed LeMahieu to move to third.
With first and third and one out runners, the Blue Jays turned to their bullpen, bringing in Yimi Garcia. Giancarlo Stanton immediately rewarded them with a three-run home run just below the right field line.
While walking home, this is the most shocking. He drilled 105.1 miles per hour from the bat. He looked unmistakable from the bat. Eventually, however, they traveled only 335 feet, making it the only home run at Yankee Stadium. Former PSA writer Ryan Chichester – who now has a verified Twitter account! – Excellent summary:
While baseball is a major topic of discussion, it is a topic for discussion in another article. The important thing here is that the Yankees leveled the game on this bizarre home run – and the chaos of the left had just begun.
After receiving his first pitch strike on Josh Donaldson, Garcia proceeded to drill the Yankees’ DH with a 94-mph fastball. As Donaldson walked down the aisle, Yankee Stadium trustees rained down insulting mantras and the Yankees bench rained down complaints, with both groups believing it was intentional. After being called by the umpires, they decided to agree with the crowd by giving Garcia a haveh-ho. The Blue Jays, naturally, went perfect ballistic; For a few minutes, the Toronto bench cleared everything, pitching coach Pete Walker was fired, and the players pulled Garcia and his manager away from the umpires to prevent the situation from escalating.
The delay seemed to slow down the Yankees, however, David Phelps was able to come in and prevent further damage.