NEW YORK – The day after the Yankees Stadium was called the “Little League playground” after Gleiber Torres won the home run through the short porch of the right field, Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he regretted his remarks after the game.
“Probably bad words from me,” he said Monday. “I gave this curse to many people. But listen, I didn’t mean obviously any disrespect for this place. And it’s obviously a world-class organization, a platform. I talk about it, as always, as one of my favorite places to play, but I understand why Yankee fans will be upset about it. That’s why I love them. “
Torres ’trip in the ninth inning from John King (1-1) was 369 feet and was smashed at 106.5 miles per hour, giving the Yankees a 2-1 victory in the double-header opening.
“A small playground. It’s an easy exit in 99% of matches, “Woodward said on Sunday.
According to MLB Statcast, Torres ’strike would be a home run on 26 of 30 major league football pitches.
“His math is wrong – 99% impossible,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “There are only 30 parks.”
New York took a hit from Woodward when Giancarlo Stanton went into a 461-foot home run on the left in the second game, beating Texas 4-2.
“We’ll guess it’s a home run on 30/30 major league football pitches,” – wrote the Yankees on Twitter.
The seven Torres wastes from 2018 are the largest number of majors during this period. It was his second Homer who finished the game.
“Both teams play on the same field. It’s the same dimension, ”Torres said. “I feel good when I leave Homer on the football field of the Minor League.”
Woodward, in his fourth season as Rangers manager, has known New York since he was an infielder for the Mets in 2005 and 2006. He laughed a little at Yankee’s tweet.
“I love the city. The playground is probably one of my favorite places, “Woodward said.” They have a short right field. They always have been. Honestly, it was still in the old park. And that’s what makes this place unique in many ways. And take off your hat in front of Glaber. Man, he hit the ball hard. “
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