CLEVELAND — Nope.
By no means.
A free automotive (simply kidding) to anybody on the market who can show she or he noticed this coming from Didi Gregorius when he turned Derek Jeter’s successor almost three years in the past.
Two homers and three RBIs off the possible Cy Younger award winner, plus the important protection all of us might envision, in a loser-goes-residence playoff recreation? This doesn’t shock the 2014 you?
As Congressman Joe Wilson as soon as stated to President Obama: You lie.
What we’re seeing from Gregorius is nothing in need of riDidiculous.
One of many least probably successes within the Yankees’ storied historical past strikes ahead because of one in every of their most exceptional comebacks, and Gregorius deserves as a lot credit score as anybody on the roster. The shortstop’s early energy show held up because of some spectacular pitching, and the Yankees’ 5-2 victory over the Indians in American League Division Collection Recreation 5 Wednesday night time at Progressive Area accomplished a climb out of an zero-2 gap — towards the reigning AL champion and prime AL seed Cleveland, for crying out loud — and sends them to the AL Championship Collection towards the Astros, with Recreation 1 scheduled for Friday night time at Minute Maid Park.
With the Yankees carrying a two-recreation profitable streak into the competition, Gregorius extended that momentum within the first inning, cranking a navel-excessive, two-out fastball from Indians starter Corey Kluber into the appropriate-subject stands for an on the spot 1-zero lead. Then, within the third, with Brett Gardner on first base and one out, Gregorius golfed a curveball into an identical spot within the stands for a three-zero benefit over the Klubot and his prime-seeded staff. The gang of 37,802 seemingly couldn’t consider what it simply noticed.
These huge hits didn’t set the Yankees on a cruise. Somewhat, Indians supervisor Terry Francona lifted Kluber, whom the Yankees knocked round in Recreation 2 solely to memorably blow a 5-run lead, with two outs within the fourth inning, and Cleveland’s bullpen shut down the Yankees’ offense till a two-run insurance coverage outburst within the ninth. Amazingly, Aaron Decide struck out 4 extra occasions, giving him an unimaginable 15 whiffs for the collection, and the Yankees nonetheless are advancing.