In his first MLB game in Houston recently, Clint Frazier became the first Yankee to double and HR in his first MLB game.
Hitting your first MLB HR is special, and Frazier, I am sure, will always remember that.
But Frazier may remember his second MLB HR even better. For his second MLB HR was his first in Yankee Stadium as a home player, and it was a walkoff M3-run HR that rescued the Yanks from a 3-2 deficit and won the game 5-3.
I am impressed by Frazier’s bat speed. Boy, he whips that bat through the zone fast.
I saw where only four Yankees younger than Frazier hit walk off HRs. Two were done by Mickey Mantle, one by Joe DiMaggio and the other was Melky Cabrera. Impressive company, even if Melky (no offense, Melky) doesn’t measure up to Joe D. or the Mick.
The win puts the Yanks at 45-40 with tomorrow’s game (Sunday) being the last before the All-Star break. Because the Yanks won’t be using Jordan Montgomery and Luis Cessa before the break, both were sent down for Holder and Heller. Don’t worry, they’ll be back, they are just down until the break is over since both pitched a lot on Friday and were not available for Saturday or Sunday.
Luis Severino gave up a 3-run HR in the first but settled down after that.
The Yanks scored two in the seventh on an error on a pickoff move and an RBI triple by Frazier. The kid has a double, two triples and 2 HR in his short time up. Good. Hits are good, extra base hits are better.
Frazier was 3 for 4 today with 4 RBI.
Ji-Man Choi made a great defensive play in the eighth inning.
Severino 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.54
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.18
Chapman (W, 2-0, 3.66) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.