— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) May 30, 2018
There’s no party like a Gardy Party because a Gardy Party never stops! New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner ties the game with his second homer of the night.
Brett Gardner, everyone is kicking themselves right now for the rude things they said when you were struggling. Right now, you are still clearly the pulse of this team.
That was proven this evening as Gardner took Astros pitcher Chris Devenski just over the wall in right to tie the game for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the ninth.
That marked Gardner’s second homer of the night, the first coming on the second pitch of the game. This time, he drove in two runs to tie the game as the Yankees were staring into the jaws of defeat.
Entering tonight’s game, Gardy was batting .333 with a .429 OBP in his last 14 games. It seems like the speedy lefty is finding his stroke again and using it for all it’s worth.
And when it comes to clutch home runs, this definitely wasn’t his first. Remember last year’s ninth-inning blast that put the Yankees up in Chicago against the defending World Series champion Cubs? Or the walk-off home run during a July contest against the Tampa Bay Rays?
The undisputed captain and pulse of this team is starting to heat up and that can only mean great things for the Yankees. With two home runs tonight alone, Gardy doubles his season home run total and utilizes the part of the ballpark that was made for him.
While George Springer almost had it, it just wasn’t enough for the Astros. Instead of walking away with a two-game lead in the four-game set at Yankee Stadium, they have to go into extra innings and tax out their bullpen.
Brett Gardner, you are a true hero. Now, who will hit the walk-off today?