Brett Gardner’s clutch HR ‘left him drooling’

For most of the game on Friday afternoon, the Yankees bats went quiet against Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs. However, the Yankees had another clutch moment under their belt when Brett Gardner hit a three-run homer, silencing the Cubs and igniting the Yankees to a 3-2 win.

As Gardner rounded the bases, Chase Headley made an interesting observation; Gardner was drooling. All because he was fired up about his clutch home run.

“He was drooling coming around the bases,’’ Headley said. “He was pretty fired up.’’

Gardner was one strike away from the Yankees losing 2-0, but Joe Maddon went to Hector Rondon instead of Wade Miley because Miley had worked three straight games as the Cubs closer. With Gardner’s clutch hit, three runs were just enough, and the Yankees were able to erase any hint of a loss from the clubhouse.

Joe Girardi did predict Friday’s game would be a low scoring affair, and as it turns out he was right. Now the Yankees enter Saturday night with hopes of taking the series against the World Series Champions. And if they fail, they can try all over again on Sunday night as both teams play on National television.

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6 Responses to Brett Gardner’s clutch HR ‘left him drooling’

  1. enter42 says:

    I love this team! Way to pick up Big Mike!

  2. The reporter in me immediately thought, 'damn, his breathe is going to be TERRIBLE in those post game interviews.' One of the draw backs of covering athletes.

    • Jerry says:

      Just don't stand too close, hold the mike way out in front. Or carry breath mints with you for that very reason, like I do. But that's a pretty funny remark.

  3. Terry says:

    What do you think the average time is for Gardy rounding the bases on his 5 homers? It has to be by far the fastest in MLB. He's been pretty fired up on all of them and he's been busting out of the box. Keep it up Brett, I love the 4 base sprint!!!

  4. tom says:

    Wade Davis, not Wade Miley the comebacker magnet. lol.

    Still, Rondon is a solid reliever.

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