Sorry, I couldn’t find anything that rhymed with Manilla. I tired, okay! Jeez…
And I’m sorry if you miss this moment for rookie Clint Frazier, who had a walkoff three-run homerun in the ninth, to go along with his 3-for-4 day, with a triple and 4 RBIs, in a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
When he was up in the plate in the ninth, it just felt, the right to win this game is for Frazier to end this game. And boy, did he end it, with the quickest line drive homerun, I’ve ever seen.
You know when Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez hit a homerun, you can see the ball go off the bat. With Frazier’s homerun, it was like someone fast forwarded his swing. His bat speed is so quick, I didn’t even see the ball hit his bat.
At first, I thought it was gonna be off the wall for a double or go over the outfielder’s head; the ball left the bat so quickly I didn’t think homerun. That’s how quick it was. Would love to know the exist velocity on that homerun.
Frazier hit that walkoff homerun, with such confidence.
The whole at-bat was pretty impressive for a 22-year-old. The way he took that first pitch curveball from closer Cory Knebel, whose got nasty stuff; almost like Frazier knew that pitch was coming. Although he must’ve been sitting dead red on a fastball, which he clearly was.
Then the way his hammers that 0-1 fastball, as if — like the first pitch — he knew what was coming and confidently watches the ball go out. For a rookie whose played in only six games, to come up in a clutch situation, in a much needed win for the New York Yankees and have that type of at-bat like he’s done this multiple times, is special to see.
Frazier’s body language in that at-bat, said: ‘This 0-1 pitch is gonna be a 97-mph fastball, I’m gonna hit out and we’re going home with a win.’
Before the ninth inning, Frazier was already have a decent day, going 2-for-3 with a single and triple. But he came up in the ninth, I just felt something special was gonna happen. The day was made for Frazier.
BETANCES AND CHAPMAN LOOK STRONG
Not only the Yankees get a big win, they got six shutout innings from Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, who’ve been struggling.
Chapman, I wasn’t too worried about since he just came off the D.L.. As for Betances, I was a little worried because he was losing the strikezone. Although today he looked like the old Betances; making hitters look foolish with his breaking ball, again, looking aggressive and pounding the strikezone.
YANKEES WIN, RED SOX LOSE
Yankees win and the Boston Red Sox lose to the Tampa Bay Rays, 1-0, so that the Yankees are 3.5 games back in the A.L. East. Yankees need to win tomorrow, so they can at least go into Boston on Friday being 3.5 games back only or maybe less.