A beautiful day for baseball at the new Yankee Stadium.
Facing two runners in scoring position in the top of the ninth, Yankee reliever Aroldis Chapman strikes out Toronto’s Rob Refsnyder to wrap up the Yankee’s 4-0 shutout on Sept. 29.
Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge is poised to hit what will be an RBI single off Toronto’s Joe Biagini. Alas, on the throw from the outfield, Judge hesitates on his way to second and is picked off to end the inning. Bless his heart.
Yankee outfielders Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury wait patiently for someone to hit it their way, as pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches five perfect innings and notches 15 strikeouts, the most ever by an Asian pitcher in the Major Leagues.
On my first full day in New York, I Ubered out to the Bronx to catch my first Yankee game. They still alive for a playoff spot, with only a couple of games left. I got to see Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka strike out 15—the most ever by an Asian pitcher in the Majors—and flirt with a perfect game until the fifth inning. The Yanks won 4-0, and even though I’m a Red Sox fan (if I’m anything at all), it was a nice day at the ballpark.