Good morning! You’re probably waking up still excited about last night’s great pitching performance from Tanaka, Gardy’s game-tying HR in the 9th, and the Toe walk-off in the 10th.
But, guess what — it gets even better!
The New York Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment. Tyler Austin will be recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre to play first base. It seems that last night’s most recent three strikeout performance by Carter was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
I would go into Carter’s 2017 stats, but honestly, I don’t care to relive that, nor do I want to make you sad — today is a happy day. Carter struck out a lot, let’s just leave it at that.
Meanwhile, Tyler Austin is back from the foot injury that has plagued him since the end of spring training. In 27 games with the Railriders, Austin is 30-for-100 (.300BA) and has hit 3HR’s in his last 4 games with Scranton. With Greg Bird still in the world of the unknown because of his ankle injury/bone bruise, Tyler Austin will slot in as the everyday first baseman on the big club.
All is right in the world this morning — if nothing else and Austin struggles, I’d rather watch Tyler Austin strikeout than watch Chris Carter strikeout.