This series has been one of extremes, hasn’t it? Yesterday the Yankees suffered what felt like the worst loss of the season. Tonight the Bombers rallied for a thrilling comeback, one that had 2017 Wild Card Game vibes. It was phenomenal.
We’ll have a full recap up soon. In the meantime, here are some highlights:
Winner of the Game
That eighth inning, y’all. That might have been the best inning of the season. It started with the Yankees down by one. Gleyber Torres drew a leadoff walk, but Brett Gardner and DJ LeMahieu quickly made two outs. That brought Aaron Judge to the plate, and he nearly hit the go-ahead homer to right field. It just hooked a hair foul. Not one to be dissuaded by a near-miss, he sent the next pitch into bleachers, Yankees lead 4-3.
A Luke Voit single, Gary Sanchez double, and intentional walk to Edwin Encnacion loaded the bases for Didi Gregorius. Sir Didi then unleashed the most majestic home run of the season, a moonshot of a grand slam to make it 8-3. His bat flip and celebration down the line? Pure joy. The curtain call afterward? Exhilarating.
That one will feature prominently in all future 2019 Yankees video packages.
Honorable Mentions: Encarnacion, David Hale
Loser of the Game
Nobody loses tonight. We need some positivity around here, especially after yesterday. This game rocked.