Things were going smoothly for the Toronto Blue Jays in the first five innings in the two-game series in the Bronx stadium. Yusei Kikuchi, the starting pitcher of the Jays, held the New York Yankees without a hit and had built a 3-0 lead. But then, the sixth inning came. Let’s see what happened.
Things Made a Turn for the Blue Jays
David John LeMahieu, a New York Yankee infielder, broke up the no-hitter of Kikuchi with a leadoff double. Aaron James Judge, a right fielder for the Yankees, followed with a single. Reliever Yimi Garcia, from the Toronto Blue Jays, came in and served up a game-tying home run down the right-field line to Giancarlo Stanton from the Yankees. That happened on a ball that would have been a homer in only one other major league park.
The next Yankee batter, Josh Donaldson, was hit by Yimi Garcia with a fastball and it isn’t clear whether it was intentional or not. After a brief umpire conference, Garcia was taken out of the game. Before Garcia was thrown out of the game by the crew chief and first base umpire Alfonso Marquez, no warnings was issued. The ejection of the Blue Jays player brought out their manager, Charlie Montoyo, out of the dugout to plead his case. Yimi Garcia had to be restrained by his teammates before he left the game.
More People Left the Game
On top of that, several Jays’ coaches ran out onto the field when the pitching coach Pete Walker was made to leave the game. Charlie Montoyo remained on the field but was ejected from the game one inning later. This was because of arguing when a pitch from the reliever Jonathan Loaisiga from the Yankees brushed back the shortstop, Bo Bichette.
In the eighth inning, the Blue Jays took a 5-3 lead. However, Judge hit a three-run homer off closer Jordan Romano in the bottom of the ninth, which gave the Yankees a 6-5 walk-off win.
NFL Players Are Embracing the Home Workouts
The NFL has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s no doubt about the fact that the future of this league has been the subject over many questions over the past few weeks. Many have wondered whether the season would be canceled altogether, and many have questioned whether it’s safe for any of the teams to return to the field. In light of this, many NFL players are embracing home workouts instead of hitting the communal gyms.
Extending The Offseason
In a move that has never been seen before, the NFL decided to extend the virtual offseason for this year. With the situation set to be revisited at the end of May, it’s not known what will happen next for the NFL – but that isn’t stopping some of the players from keeping up their fitness routines. They want to be raring to go when the season opens up again, and keeping fit is keeping their bodies and their minds healthy during this strange time.
Working With It
Of course, it’s not possible for these players to head to their usual training facilities, so they’re having to work with what they’ve got. While many can head to the gyms that they have within their mega-mansions, there are others who are venturing out into their backyard, and there are even those that are making use of public fields and parks to practice their throws with other NFL players. When doing this, they make sure to keep their distance.
The likes of Ryan Tannehill and Jonnu Smith have been heading to these local parks to keep up their fitness levels, and we’ve even seen team rivals like Auden Tate, Tyree St. Louis, and Ray-Ray McLoud put their different teams aside to ensure that they are keeping fit. This just goes to show that they’re truly proud of their sport.
It’s great to see these guys ready to go and embracing the home workouts!