NEW YORK – On a tricky day for runs, Gleyber Torres’ ninth inning house run had rewarded one other robust effort by Yankees’ ace Gerrit Cole at Yankee Stadium.
However after the Yankees’ sudden 2-1 victory in Sunday’s doubleheader opener, Texas Rangers supervisor Chris Woodward sniffed that his membership was walked off by a Little League lengthy ball.
“That is a straightforward out in 99 % of ballparks,” Woodward mentioned of the 3-and-1 sinker by lefty John King that made the Yanks winners in 12 of their final 13 video games. “(Torres) simply occurred to hit it in a Little League ballpark to proper discipline.”
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In actuality, Torres’ drive traveled 369 ft, as estimated by Statcast, and would have been a homer in 25 different big-league ballparks.
“His math is unsuitable, 99 % is inconceivable,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone quipped. “There’s solely 30 parks.”
On Monday, Woodward mentioned he regretted his postgame remarks.
“Most likely unhealthy phrases on my half,” he mentioned Monday. “I gave it a layup for lots of people. However pay attention, I meant no disrespect, clearly, to this place. And it’s clearly a world-class group, ballpark. I speak about it as all the time being like one in all my favourite locations to return play, however I perceive why Yankee followers will get upset about it. That’s why I really like them.”
Stated Torres after the sport. “Each groups play in the identical ballpark. It is the identical dimension. I really feel good to hit a walk-off homer within the Little League ballpark.”
This text initially appeared on NorthJersey.com: Rangers manager calls Yankee Stadium ‘Little League ballpark’