Neil Walker took the White Sox deep to help the New York Yankees earn their fifth win in six games and keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
- New York Yankees 5 (84-48)
- Chicago White Sox 4 (52-80)
- AL, Final, Box Score
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
A four-run deficit? No problem for the New York Yankees. After all, they are on pace for a historic season when it comes to the long ball.
Neil Walker just finished it off for the Yankees, clubbing his ninth home run of the season to send the Bombers and fans home with a huge smile on their face as they watch the scoreboard for Boston’s outcome.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 29, 2018
Walker’s walk-off shot was the third home run of the game for the Bombers. Down 4-0, Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks both added two-run shots to tie the game before Walker’s pinch-hit at-bat resulted in a 5-4 victory.
This was much needed after a sleepy and sloppy loss to the White Sox just a day ago. This also likely will be defined as his signature Yankee moment in the years to come.
Walker started off the season slowly for the Yankees but has since been one of the more consistent producers in the lineup since Aaron Judge’s absence. Walker also played an inning in right field, making a nice play on a sinking liner in the top of the ninth.
Walker’s sixth home run in the month of August proved to be the game-winner and earned him a Gatorade shower. Make sure to keep an eye on the dugout too, as this is the most excitement we’ve seen from this squad in a long time.
Maybe this will be the spark that gets the Bombers going. Sure, they don’t have their big bats but they are more than making up for it with veterans like Aaron Hicks and Walker launching bombs.
I guess you could call this Walker-off a great start to his Yankee career…however long it may be. Right now, we’re just lucky he’s picking up some of the slack.