Guerrero hit three home runs, two of which came after being spiked by Aaron Hicks, causing blood to gush from his hand.
He also had four RBIs and four hits in total.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole certainly appreciated what Guerrero was able to do, tipping his cap after Guerrero picked up a double into the right field corner.
Cole was asked about the performance that Guerrero put together and his cap tip on Guerrero’s double.
The Yankees ace had this to say.
“Did you see the night? If you had a cap you’d tip it too.” -Gerrit Cole on his hat tip to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. pic.twitter.com/gnpYgiE5FK
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 14, 2022
A Tip Of The Cap
This is some high praise from Cole, who is the game’s highest-paid pitcher after signing a nine-year, $324 million deal prior to the 2020 season.
But anybody would have tipped their cap to Guerrero after his outstanding performance in last night’s game, as Cole pointed out.
This was certainly one for the ages and one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon by anybody involved.
Guerrero went all out and did so after literally being stepped on by a metal cleat with spikes.
His hand was gushing blood and he was never phased by any of it.
Cole here is simply showing respect to Guerrero for his crazy night.
Cole did not receive a decision in last night’s 6-4 loss, going 5 2/3 while allowing three runs and striking out six.
The first two homers Guerrero hit came off of Cole in the first and third innings, respectively, so you can’t blame Cole for tipping his hat.
Guerrero is one of the best young players this game has ever seen, and more three-homer games are sure to follow