New York Yankees back in field
Mittwoch 14 April 75468 Teilen
For the first time since 2019, Yankees fans got to boo in The Bronx.
The Yankees suffered a season-opening 3-2 loss in 10 innings to Toronto on Thursday, blowing several opportunities to put the game away, including in the bottom of the ninth.
Then in the 10th, Nick Nelson allowed an RBI double to Randal Grichuk, scoring Jonathan Davis from second, where he started the inning due to an MLB rule instituted last season.
The Yankees failed to score in the bottom of the inning, as Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres all struck out against Julian Merryweather, but the game was really lost in the ninth, when the Yankees couldn’t push the winning run across.
Even though capacity was limited to 20 percent per state regulations, the sellout crowd of 10,850 made its presence felt during a game that lasted 3:44 on a brisk afternoon.
“It’s part of it,’’ Aaron Judge said of the crowd reaction. “Those fans, they want to watch us win and they let us know when we don’t do our job and we didn’t do our job today. We just didn’t execute.”
Judge put himself at the top of the list, pointing to his inning-ending double play in the seventh, when the Yankees had the bases loaded and the game was tied, and then again two innings later, when he struck out with the winning run at third.