Todd Frazier’s first game in pinstripes was memorable for a somewhat ignominious reason, hitting into a triple play in his first at-bat Tuesday night.
The 31-year-old’s second home game was much more in line with how he might have dreamed it, hitting his first home run as a Yankee in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 9-5 victory over the Reds at the Stadium.
“That’s baseball in a nutshell,” said Frazier, who went 2-for-3 in upping his OBP to .360 in seven games since joining the team. “You hit into a triple play, you do some funky stuff and you think you’ve seen everything in baseball and then you do something like that. Just very excited, very happy.”
The third baseman, a product of Toms River, New Jersey, who grew up going to Yankees games at the old Stadium, called it a “memorable” home run, and said he would have liked the ball to commemorate it.
But it wasn’t to be.
“It was a little hassle to get it, and I’ll leave it at that,” the good-natured third baseman said. “So I don’t think I’m getting it. I wish I did [get it], but it is what it is.”
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