Wow, would you consider somebody who completed one thing never-before-seen and is now the speak of baseball used to be property of the New York Yankees?
, the staff that used to matter, however simply bought one-hit by Logan Gilbert?
Probably the most surprising moments in current MLB historical past — and I’ll debate anybody who claims that’s an exaggeration — occurred late Thursday evening in Slam Diego when Daniel Camarena, an SD native freshly promoted from Triple-A, stepped to the plate towards Max Scherzer hoping to assist erase an 8-2 deficit.
Sadly for him, he’s a reduction pitcher. However that didn’t cease him in any respect.
Camarena slugged a 1-2 low fastball diving in on him deeeeeeeep into the precise subject seats, creating an 8-6 recreation and laying a lot of the groundwork for an eventual 9-8 walkoff win.
Now, would Camarena be ripping grannies for the Yanks if he had been nonetheless right here? After all not! However bear in mind when gorgeous, particular, and outright complicated moments used to profit the Bronx Bombers on a regular basis? As of late, our former underwhelming farmhands go to California to rewrite the historical past books.
Yankees let Padres star of the second Daniel Camarena go.
To begin with, thank GOD Don Orsillo is out of Boston full time. What an announcer. What a name.
Second, the Yankees had a 5.00-ERA reliever for over a half-decade and by no means discovered he was Shohei Ohtani? What provides?!
“Are you actually insinuating that the Yankees ought to’ve held onto a middle-inning reliever who posted just a few mid-3.00s ERAs earlier than regressing on the oft-chance he’d sometime hit a magical house run off a future Corridor of Famer?” No. We’re not that silly. We’re simply rolling our eyes that of course the most recent story du jour was as soon as in our system (for a very long time, really!) whereas we’re sitting right here watching this dreck fondly remembering Corey Kluber’s no-hitter, the final time we had been joyful.
Maybe we sound like spoiled kids, however simply let me say: “Waahhh, wahhhhh! Can we please have one thing enjoyable?”
Not fairly this enjoyable, although. That’s unattainable. This was unmatched. Simply have a look at Daniel Camarena’s older brother, who was as soon as the No. 2 starter in a collegiate rotation behind Mark friggin’ Prior.
That is among the many genuinely gorgeous moments on this recreation’s grand and lengthy assortment of them.
And, on the identical day discarded Yankees infield depth piece Brad Miller socked three Phillies house runs (and bought his OPS+ as much as 128), we additionally had been pressured so as to add Camarena to the record of former Yanks doing spectacular issues.
This was fully unpredictable, but it surely nonetheless stung simply the identical.