To paraphrase “The Most Interesting Man in the World”…
“I don’t often hit home runs…but when I do, they are three-run shots to give us the lead” – Ichiro
Suzuki surprised most of the Yankee Stadium crowd and even his teammates as he turned around a Mark Buehrle breaking ball and put it into the right field seats for a 3-run home run to give the Pinstripes a 6-4 lead. While that was entertaining, Derek Jeter’s reaction as Ichiro returned to the dugout was even more hilarious. Check it out (credit Kenneth Orton via Yahoo Sports)
It was Ichiro’s first home run since August 30, 2013 (and his first as a 40-year-old). Legend has always had that Ichiro could hit for power…if he wanted to. But getting 4,000 hits across two major leagues was his choice of pain infliction upon the enemy.
– David Whitlock