Tyler Wade was 3-for-5 with a homer, double and single Wednesday night in the Yankees’ 9-0 win in Baltimore.
BALTIMORE — The dugout scene after Yankees infielder Tyler Wade’s first career homer provided some in-game comedy Wednesday night with a longer-than-usual silent treatment.
Wade provided more during his post-game interview when he told a story about a breakfast server at the Yankees’ hotel telling him that morning to eat a raspberry sorbet for dessert because it will make him hit a home run.
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“That was kind of what I was thinking about when I was running the bases just because I ate that thing,” Wade said after going 3-for-5 with a homer and double as the Yankees’ second baseman in a 9-0 blanking of the Baltimore Orioles.
Wade initially laughed out the offer to down the sorbet when the waiter offered him a sorbet and said, “Hey man, if you eat one of these, it’ll be a homer.”
Wade responded, “Come on, man,” but Yankees security guard Mark Kafalas egged him on by saying, “Do it, do it!”
Wade ate the sorbet, and he loved it.
‘It was like candy,” he said.
And now the rest of history, as Wade went on to have his best game in his brief major league career, a showing that included a waiter-predicted first homer in career at-bat No. 100 with a sixth-inning blast off Orioles reliever Mike Wright Jr. that carried well over the right-center field wall at Oriole Park.
“I had a good scouting report from (hitting coach) Marcus (Thames) and I had a feeling (Wright) was going to throw a cutter, and he threw one,” Wade said.
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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports