A Baby Bomber walk-off … Tyler Austin, #Yankees win 5-4 … pic.twitter.com/NVmDE0zqN5
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) September 9, 2016
Baby Bomber Tyler Austin lifted a walk-off shot into the seats in right field to propel the New York Yankees to their fifth straight win.
With the New York Yankees needing almost every win they can get to remain alive in the pennant race, Tyler Austin provided the fireworks on Thursday night with a walk-off shot.
With two outs in the ninth and the game knotted up at four apiece, the rookie drove a 92-MPH 3-2 offering from Erasmo Ramirez and by the time it landed, the Yankees would go on to win their fifth consecutive game.
Austin became the ninth rookie in Yankees’ history to hit a walk-off homer with the last being when Melky Cabrera smacked one on July 18, 2006, against the Seattle Mariners.
More importantly, though, Austin’s shot brings New York within two games of the second American League Wild Card spot and just four games out of the Eastern division with 23 games left in the 2016 season.
Longshots? Sure. But what the Baby Bombers are showing us is that perhaps they are too young and naive to know any better. They are going for this.