CLEVELAND — Harrison Budd was acquired by the Yankees at a moment like this.
Bud in the second inning of the Guardians, left Midfielder launched Statcast predicted foot blast starter Cal Quantrill , a pitcher against his Yankees center fielder had a lot of success. Budd hit 4-for-5 for Quantrill’s career Sunday with two home runs — one of which was Game 1 of the series Tuesday in New York.
Best 5 playoff series in Yankees history with most manpower:
2020 ALDS Giancarlo Stanton: 4
2020 ALDS Harrison Bard: 3
27 ALDS Bernie Williams: 3
19 ALDS Paul O’Neill: 3— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October , 1995in that tie game – his playoff And for the first time in the Bombers’ career — and the smash early Sunday, Bud was also deep into the game Saturday night on the 3rd with a solo shot in the seventh inning that seemed certain to serve the Yankees. Providing the necessary insurance, they then went on to lose in a shocking ninth inning.
This makes Bud the best since Giancarlo Stanton in his extraordinary The first Yankees to hit three or more home runs in a playoff series since Four Runs in Refinement 17 ALDS and light.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Budd Join Bernie Williams (he did it three times) and Mickey Mantel (twice) as the only Yankees center fielders to hit three home runs in a playoff game.
After Saturday’s loss, the Yankees certainly Need that spark. Their last trade-deadline acquisition game offered it.