The New York Yankees faced off against the Atlanta Braves in the final game of a two-game series on Wednesday evening. Before the game began, manager Aaron Boone dropped star slugger Aaron Judge from the lineup. Clint Frazier supplemented his loss, representing his first opportunity of the 2020 season.
Boone stated several weeks ago when picking the active roster that Frazier would be a starter on any other team. However, with a bevy of talent in the outfield, Boone elected to give Miguel Andujar the first crack.
Subsequently, due to a lack of offensive production, Andujar was sent to the alternate training site. Several days later, starting player Giancarlo Stanton went down with a hamstring injury. On Tuesday evening, Judge experienced lower body tightness, which will likely keep them out a few days.
Frazier was called upon to replace Judge in right field, and he did more than just that, holding up his end of the bargain and producing a home run in his very first at-bat of the season. Frazier has been waiting patiently for an opportunity, and he didnâ€™t let his first one pass him by.
CLINT WITH A HOMER RIGHT OUT THE GATE!!
He said, "Hold this, this is my time to shine…"
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) August 12, 2020