Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Yankees 8 Blue Jays 7 - A Walk-Off Victory on a Wednesday Afternoon

Back in the old days on a  summer weekday afternoon, I would have to cope with beancounters and scatterbrains.  But now that I am retired I can pick myself up and see a ball game.  Since the Yankees had an afternoon game Karen and I took the subway up to the "big ball orchard in the South Bronx" to use a phrase popularized by the late Art Rust, Jr. when he did a sports talk show on WABC.

The Toronto Blue Jays took an early 5-0 lead with home runs by Lourdes Guriel Jr. and Danny Jansen,  The Yankees fought back and tied the score at 5 at the end of 4 innings.  Both teams scored in the 5th inning to re-tie the game at 6.  Luke Voit drove in Aron Judge to give the Bombers a 7-6 at the end of 6 innings.  That lead held until the top of the 9th when Cavan Biggio singled off reliever Zack Britten to tie the game.  Gleyber Torres singled in the bottom of the 9th to drive in Didi Gregorius with the winning run.

The time of the game was 3 hours and 43 minutes.  In my opinion, the major reason for long games is deep counts and foul balls.  I guess there is nothing that can be done about that.

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