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In an MLB season so far outlined by coronavirus outbreaks, the dredged-up national anthem controversy and a seemingly disproportionate suspension, the San Francisco Giants delivered one of many lighter, funnier moments of the pandemic-abbreviated season Wednesday evening by staging a COVID-conscious celebration following outfielder Mike Yastrzemski’s walk-off residence run towards the San Diego Padres.
After Yastrzemski uncorked his first profession splash hit to provide the Giants a surprising 7-6 come-from-behind victory, he was greeted by his teammates at residence plate. As an alternative of making the standard pile of our bodies, the Giants opted as a substitute for a short, no-touch frenzy of leaping and screaming. The gamers weren’t six ft other than each other and there was positively some butt slapping occurring, however eh, we’ll enable it.
The Giants trailed 6-3 going into the eighth inning, however scored three runs within the eighth to arrange Yastrzemski’s walk-off within the ninth. It was the outfielder’s second residence run of the evening.
Yastrzemski has been of the Giants’ shiny spots throughout the younger, up-and-down season, and acquired reward from supervisor Gabe Kapler after the sport.
“I feel tonight was an vital second in Yaz’s profession,” Kapler said. “To hold in there towards a tricky lefty late within the sport, additionally get that ball up within the air to the pull facet which is an actual talent — he simply appears to be like like an awesome all-around participant proper now. It is beginning to seem to be that is who Yaz is.”