Quick Hit: 12 Innings, But a Win
Oswaldo Cabrera breaks a hitless streak, Judge hits 55, IKF looks good at third. But I just can't ignore the many many mistakes from today.
Yes, Aaron Judge hit a home run (55th on the year), but let's talk about all the miscues:
Ronald Guzman DUCKING out of the way in the 11th inning helping to allow the Twins to get an easy double play.
Also: Ronald Guzman lollygagging his way to first base in the 11th inning when the Yankees had the bases loaded.
(I know I mocked the Yankees for starting Marwin Gonzalez at first base. Guzman proved he's not MLB material today. DFA him immediately after Game 2.)
Boone pinch hitting for Locastro immediately afterwards (why not for the guy who went 0-4 with 4 K's into that at-bat?)
Boone then giving Guzman a pat on the back after that horrible play in the 11th inning. It comes from the top and that was incredibly telling. Any good manager would be on his butt, yelling about hustle, screaming about trying your hardest, and having veins burst out of pure anger over seeing him give up mid-play. Pathetic.
DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton both sitting on the bench. If you're too hurt to play, you can't be sitting on the bench while Guzman, Marwin Gonzalez, and Tim Locastro are out there.
Speaking of, you can't have Tim Locastro sliding head first there. That's horrible. IKF did him dirty by having a perfect steal immediately afterwards. (FEET FIRST! Less injury risk and the better baseball move.)
Estevan Florial also diving into first base that same inning. He's lucky he didn't get hurt with how much he jammed his hand into the bag. Always run through first base. Baseball 101.
Okay, that's enough.
Enjoy the win for the next 30 minutes before Game 2.
And here is Judge's 55th home run:
and Oswald Peraza's first MLB hit: