Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays) made New York Yankees fans cry twice. Guerrero Jr., who said, “I will never play for the Yankees,” led the team to victory the next day in an away game against the Yankees by hitting the final two-run four.
On the 24th (Korean time), 먹튀검증Guerrero Jr. started as the third batter and first baseman in the 2023 MLB Yankees match held at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, USA, and hit the final home run to lead Toronto’s 5-1 victory. did.
Thanks to Guerrero Jr.’s performance, Toronto won 13 wins (9 losses) in the season and tied for third place with the Yankees in the American League East Division. In addition, the Yankees and 3 consecutive away games were completed with a winning series (2 wins and 1 loss).
In this series, Guerrero Jr.’s ‘mouth’ first became a hot topic.
“I love playing in New York because I enjoy beating the Yankees and Yankees fans. I will never sign with the Yankees. I will never do it,” he said in an offseason interview.
As Toronto traveled to the Yankees for the first time of the season, Guerrero Jr. was asked a related question. “I’ll never change my mind,” said Guerrero Jr., stressing he has no intention of playing for the Yankees.
The Yankees are a prestigious team with the most major league championships (27) and a popular team with the most fans. Yankees fans were outraged by the Yankees and Chuck Jin Guerrero Jr.
However, Guerrero Jr. quelled the booing at himself with a home run.
In the top of the 6th inning, where the score was 0-0, he hit a sweeper driven in the middle of starting pitcher Clark Schmidt with 2nd out and 1st base, and hit a left-handed home run.
Guerrero Jr. made a ‘shh’ ceremony by putting his right index finger to his mouth while going around third base after first and second base, and then kissed his wrist as well. When he hit home, he rubbed his thumb and fingers, which MLB.com said was “a classic money-sucking gesture.”
In Yankee Stadium, where 39,293 people were seated in one room, only the cheers of some Toronto fans could be heard, and a sense of silence flowed.
The silent Toronto lineup also woke up. Immediately following hitter Dolton Basho’s back-to-back home run made it 3-0, and he added 1 run each in the top of the 7th and 9th innings to seize the win.
The Yankees, tied tightly to Toronto starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (7 innings, 3 hits, 11 strikeouts), avoided a scoreless loss with Anthony Rizzo’s solo shot from 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Guerrero Jr. displayed outstanding skills with 4 hits (2 homers), 1 walk, 4 RBIs and 3 runs in 11 at-bats in 3 consecutive away matches with the Yankees. MLB.com highlighted Guerrero Jr.’s performance, saying, “No one booed.”