Sunday, July 9, 2017
Clint Frazier capped a three-hit, four-RBI afternoon by hitting a walk-off, three-run home run, giving the Yankees a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Frazier’s first career walk-off hit came against Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel, who put himself in trouble by walking Didi Gregorius leading off the inning and Jacoby Ellsbury with one out. Knebel fell behind Frazier with a curveball in the dirt before throwing the fastball that ended the game.
“I was trying to move the runners over with a hard-hit ball,” Frazier said. “I’m glad he left a fastball up in the zone that I could handle, and ultimately, it went the way that I wanted it to.”
Wow, an actually awesome win. That’s been quite the rarity for this team. Let’s hope that they can somehow win on Sunday and maybe take the All Star break to collect their bearings and get back to playing better baseball after the break (they open the second half with a huge four game series in Boston against the Red Sox. They need to win the three non-Sale games to have a realistic chance at getting back in the division race).
Michael Kay hilariously blew the call on Clint Frazier’s RBI triple in the seventh, calling it a home run and then when he realized it hit off of the bottom of the fence, he later was like, “This is how close it came to being a home run.” Dude, it hit off of the BOTTOM of the fence! You just messed up, whatever.
Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman were dominant, which makes sense, since the Yankees were trailing. If they were up one instead of being down one, they’d be screwed. Or hey, maybe they’re getting back on track? Let’s hipe that’s the case. Can you imagine one-run leads in Fenway with Betances and/or Chapman pitching? Gulp.
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