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Rookie SS Peraza on defense in Game 2

Rookie SS Peraza performs defensive performance in Game 2

HOUSTON – Oswald Perazza makes himself better than Greater now.

Yankees the shortstop won Thursday’s ALCS Game 2 with a A 3-2 loss to several impressive defenses in New York showed a bright future.

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After months of uncertainty and inconsistency at this position, the Yankees may have finally found a reason to elevate Perazza from future shortstop to daily contributor. An unconventional way to make the leap, New York fell 0-1 in the series before his first playoff start. But Peraza did not back down.

” There are more emotions. It’s a A whole new experience,” Perazza said of the start of his second game in Spanish. “But it’s still the same game, so I’m enjoying it. I’m happy to be here.”

At least on one end of the ball, the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect had a lot of fun.

From the first Astros bat, Jose Altuve at 27. 1 mph tee off and sprint from home to No. 1 in 4.4 seconds.

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For a moment, Altuve looked ready to break with his first swing of the night His historic playoff drought. However, it was Perassa who stood in his way. The rookie swooped on the ball and spun for leverage, then hit first baseman Anthony Rizzo with a perfect hit and beat Altuve by inches.

“It all happened very fast,” Pera Zha said. “But I knew I could play that game, no problem. After that, I calmed down and I had fun playing the rest of the game.”

Peraza did it again in the seventh inning, sprinting to Chas McCormick’s lazy ground ball and swooping in with no time to waste. The first man fired a bullet. Peraza and second baseman Gleyber Torres then had a potentially momentum-changing two-man game in the same inning. Robbing the Altuve again, Torres dug up one 27.7 mph The grounder and, from the dirt, turned it over to Perazza, who then sent it to the first round to the second.

Chemistry and ease between two Venezuelan natives. This has been their off-field focus for some time.
“he a great player, a real confident dude,” Torres said in Said before the second game. “I’ve told him a few things, like take control of yourself. It’s the playoffs, but one day at the end of the playoffs, it just the same game. Try to do the little things and have fun. …you’re in the whole season Play here and enjoy the moment when you have the chance.”
Based on his performance and his stance when speaking to reporters after the second game, Perazza appeared to take Torres’ words to heart.

” proposed by people like [Torres] That kind of advice will calm you down,” Peraza said. “At the end of the day, it’s a sport. Take it easy and have fun, because that’s what it’s about.”



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