Twenty-seven yoke after the Indians got Clint Frazier in the draft seven years ago, the Yankees elected Judge Aaron.
Since then, the outfielder’s careers have traveled many different paths. The referee evolved into one of the most dynamic players in baseball and after joining the Yankees from the Indians four years ago, Frazier made more titles to draw attention to himself in different ways than he did for his field game.
Then it was Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, where the referee did not post due to low body tightening. That left-right field opened in the formation of Aaron Boone and he went with the right hitting Frazier on the left ball Mike Tauchman against the right wing of the Braves, Huascar Ynoa.
It was one of Boone̵7;s best moves, as Frazier, in his first game of the season, turned into a mini-referee and led the Yankees (12-6) to a 6-3 victory. Frazier went 3-for-4 with a homer in the second, a single in the third and a two in the fifth.
Promoted from the alternative site on Tuesday to take Giancarlo Stanton’s roster list, Frazier had to wait a day to offer the kind of performance that would get him what he wants: chances to show the Yankees , that despite a crowded field of very good players, he can help.
“Tonight was my first real match of 2020. There have been a lot of sim games,” Frazier said of life on the alternative site in Scranton. “It felt good to get immediate results. It will not be so easy every time I step on the plate. It felt good. I’m just excited that I played to play tonight. ”
Ahead of the Yankees’ second straight win that kept those games 1 ahead ahead of the rays in the AL East, Boone said he believed Frazier could be “an influential player” in the big leagues. For at least one night, the influence was like Judge.
Entering the 2013 draft, Frazier, a high school student from Georgia, was the girlfriend of Circuit Showcase. The judge was a college robber in California. Frazier went to fifth place among the Indians; The Yankees took the judge with the 32nd choice. For one evening, the big league roles came back.
“This is just a great night. You throw three out there, one, single homer, double, which is a very good comeback,” said Boone. “I’m not surprised. I feel he’ve been in a place of “Excellent now for all this year, in the spring and summer camp, and the work he was doing down there. Excited to see him come out and have an impact.”
DJ LeMahieu had a big impact, too, going 4-for-5 and raising his AL running average to 0.431.
The Braves took the lead early, thanks to Johan Camargo’s double homer outside Masahiro Tanaka in the second. Glaciers Gary Sanchez and Frazier were hit by defensive homers tying the score, 2-2, at the bottom of the moon. Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres each crossed the track in fourth, as did LeMahieu and Luke Voit in fifth.
Asked to defend a four-lead lead in the ninth, Jonathan Holder surrendered to a Dansby Swanson duo and an RBI bachelor to Travis d’Arnaud and raised the anxiety level in the Yankees boulder. Boone turned to Zack Britton, who walked Freddie Freeman before recording the last two oppositions for his seventh in as many chances as possible.
So after losing five of their seven games last week to the Phillies and Rays, the Yankees get a two-game wait on Thursday’s break, which will be followed by a four-game series against the Red Sox hitting the Stadium at the Stadium. .
On Wednesday night, Boone said he did not know if the referee would return on Friday, but went to sleep with evidence that his assessment that Frazier could be an influential player in the big leagues was correct for one night .