“We got this!” Aaron Judge reveals how Jimmy Cordeiro’s motivation helped Yankees’ in winning historic comeback against Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge reveals the reason for their epic comeback against the Tampa Bay Rays


“We got this!” Aaron Judge reveals how Jimmy Cordeiro’s motivation helped Yankees’ in winning historic comeback against Tampa Bay Rays

[A snap of Yankees' Volpe trying to bunt. Pic Credit: NY Post]

The form is temporary, class is permanent. This a simple saying that has been heard numerous times in the world of sports when a big team is struggling. The statement hugely implies to the New York Yankees. The most successful franchise in the history of the game is struggling this season.

Their form has severely dipped this season. Their clash with the Tampa Bay Rays, the most informed team of the year, was going to be difficult. The Yankees however upset everyone and came back from 6-0 down to beat the Rays. On Saturday at the Bronx, the Yankees showed signs that they can go the distance as well.

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The New York side found themselves 6-0 down in the fifth inning. The way the season had gone through for the Yankees, many spectators begin to leave and gave up hope. Captain Aaron Judge, who recently made his return to the lineup was an integral part of the comeback. The slugger would give credit to pitcher Jimmy Cordeiro for motivating them, which enabled this comeback.

This victory proved to be a significant win for the Yankees as they climbed up the table. Before the game, they were rooted to the bottom of the table. This helped them jump over the Red Sox in the AL East standings.

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Aaron Judge shines in comeback win with two home-runs

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[Aaron Judge slammed two home runs against the Rays. Pic Credit: Niagara-Gazette.com]

It’s not over until it’s over. The Tampa Bay Rays have been the best team in the whole league by a large mile. A four-game series against them was labeled as a daunting task for the Yankees. The Rays probably thought they had the game in the back after Nestor Cortes allowed a grand slam to Yandy Diaz.

The Yankee southpaw has struggled in recent weeks. Well seeing the whole team struggle, was not something uncommon to witness. He exited the game, pitching 4.1 innings and giving up six runs through seven hits. He also walked two batters. The comeback for the Yankees was ignited in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Jake Bauers led off the inning with a walk. Kyle Higashioka then took center stage as he slammed a two-run bomb to put the Yankees on board. The lead of the Rays was cut down even further as Aaron Judge blasted a two-run home run to right center field. This happened due to the walk given up to Gleyber Torres before.

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The Yankees now had the momentum on their side. They would bat around in the next inning and score 5 runs on the board to take a surprising 9-6 lead. Youngster Anthony Volpe recorded a bunt hit and then stole two bases before eventually coming home through a wild pitch.

With Torres walking again, Judge recorded his second home run of the night to put the Yankees on top for the first time. The Rays did manage to pull two runs back in the seventh inning, but unlike the Yankees, were unable to mount a comeback and lost the game 9-8.

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