The Yankees won their Thursday game against the Rays in walk-off fashion, but it seems it cost Aaron Judge his tooth.
A video from the aftermath of the game shows Judge celebrating Brett Gardner’s walk-off solo homer that beat the Rays 6-5. A closer look shows Gardner’s helmet hitting Judge square in the mouth, causing part of a tooth to go flying off like one of his many home runs.
That’s good news for Judge and the Yankees. Fortunately for him, we’ve come a long, long way in the world of dental surgery. That tooth, or what’s left of it, will be as good as new in no time.
Thoughts: Gonzalez had been the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft, and he was making progress through the minors, though not as quickly as the Marlins had hoped. At the time of the trade, he was hitting just .216 with one homer in 37 games at Triple-A. Guess he just needed time. Gonzalez is a five-time All-Star with 309 homers in his career. Snare pitched just one game in the majors, and Smith never made it past Triple-A.
The Marlins don’t win the World Series without Urbina as the closer. He wasn’t perfect, but he was good enough — including two perfect innings after the infamous Bartman moment against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Thoughts: Not much on either side of the aisle here. Neither Fabregas nor Liriano made much of an impact in the majors after the deal, and Raburn never made the bigs. Fasano had one Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA at-bat for the Angels. Ochoa hit .277 in the regular season, and struck out three times in five Cheap Jerseys From China postseason at-bats (though he did score two runs).