Comeback. Walkoff. — June 26, 2019: NY 8 Toronto 7

When Gleyber Torres singled to walk off this win in the bottom of the 9th for the 8-7 victory, the last thing most Yankee fans were thinking about was that the Yanks were once trailing 5-0. James Paxton got bombed again and it was looking like a Yankee loss at around 1:45 pm today.

From “So What” to “Back in the Game”

Didi Gregorius launched a ‘so what’ solo homerun in the bottom of the 2nd to make it a consolation 5-1 deficit. These are the Yankees of course but how many big deficits can this offense be expected to come back on?

But then Aaron Hicks walked, Gleyber Torres singled, DJ LeMahieu walked, and Aaron Judge singled in two runs to make it 5-3 and the ballgame was back on.

Back and Forth

DJ LeMahieu hit a 2-run homer in the 4th to tie it — yea he is that good. He’s the MVP to this point in the season.

But just as quick as the Yankees tied it, James Paxton got back on the mound to cough up the lead again — a solo homerun to Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Aaron Hicks tied it on a sac fly in the 5th and the Yanks took the lead for the first time in the game in the 6th on consecutive 2-out singles by Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Luke Voit.

Zack Britton blew the save in the top of the 9th on an RBI single to Craig Biggio‘s son Cavan Biggio, the Toronto 2nd baseman. But in the bottom of the 9th, Didi Gregorius reached on a 1-out infield single, and Aaron Hicks walked setting the scene for Gleyber Torres opposite field flare walkoff single.

Etcetera

After the game it was announced Giancarlo Stanton was being put on the 10-day IL with a bruised knee — courtesy the head-first slide into 3rd base the previous game. Mike Tauchman (not Clint Frazier) was called up to replace him, and will make the trip with the team this weekend to London to take on the Red Sox. Clint Frazier gets to stay in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Betya the fire in his gut is getting hotter.

The Boxscore

https://www.espn.com/mlb/playbyplay?gameId=401075937

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