Vladimir Guerrero Jr 6 NY Yankees 4

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.hit three (3) homeruns and the game ending spear of a line drive down 1st to beat the NY Yankees 6-4 on a Wednesday night in the Bronx. The Toronto Blue Jays were credited with the win, to go 4-2 on the young season while the Yanks fell to 3-3.

1. Guerrero Bests Cole

Gerrit Cole started for the Yanks, trying to equal the performance of the ace of the staff — Nestor Cortes Jr — the night before. Nestor pitched into the 5th, shutout ball. Cole immediately allowed a homer in the 1st on the 1st of Guerrero’s home runs — a 416-foot drive to dead centerfield that just went over the fence, off a Cole 87-mph slider.

The next time up, in the 3rd, Guerrero belted a  Cole 98-MPH fastball 427 feet to left center for a homer and 3-0 Toronto lead.

“Did you see the night?” Cole said afterwards about Guerrero. “If you had a cap, you’d tip it, too. It got better after that, too. My goodness.”

2. Rizzo & Judge Get to Berrios

The Yanks got to Toronto starter Jose Berrios in the 5th — a 1-out 410-foot homer by Anthony Rizzo to right followed by a 413-foot homer by Aaron Judge to left to make it 3-2.

Josh Donaldson then doubled, and DJ LeMahieu doubled him home with 2 outs — a 2 out RBI — to tie the game 3-3.


3. ANOTHER Guerrero Homer

Chad Green got into some trouble in the 7th — mainly due to a runner reaching on catcher’s interference by Kyle Higashioka; and with 2 out Jonathan Loaisiga came in and allowed an RBI single to Gary Springer to make it 4-3 Blue Jays.

Then Vladimir Guerrero led off the 8th with a 443-foot bomb to left off Loaisiga for a 5-3 Toronto lead. Wandy Peralta allowed another run to make it 6-3.

4. Giancarlo Appears to Tie It in 8th — Ball Caught at Wall

Gleyber Torres hit a homer in the 8th to make it 6-4.

Aaron Hicks then singled which brought up Giancarlo Stanton — who hit a Home Run to left for a tie game 6-6 (according to John Sterling on the radio) — sending Yankee fans into jubilation for 2 seconds — until Sterling corrected the call and said it was caught at the wall.

It wasn’t Sterling’s fault — the whole stadium and the camerman and Michael Kay on tv all thought it was gone.

5. Guerrero Wins It with His Defense

The Yanks got Anthony Rizzo on in the 9th against Jordan Romano to bring up the tying run. But Aaron Judge struck out and Josh Donaldson ripped a shot down 1st that Vladimir Guerrero stabbed for the game ending play. If it goes past him it’s possibly a run and Donaldson on 2nd with the tying run.

The Boxscore



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