The New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, with a lopsided 15-7 score.
The Yankees’ offensive firepower was on display during the evening: at one point, the game was tied 7-7.
But the eighth inning was extremely productive for the Bronx Bombers.
Aaron Judge broke the tie with a two-run single, and then Giancarlo Stanton tacked on two more runs with a single of his own.
Immediately after Stanton’s at-bat (a 116-mph single), Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer, and at that point, the game was seemingly over.
At least that’s what dozens of White Sox’s fans thought as Donaldson’s bat made contact with the ball.
The Donaldson Homer Sealed The Deal
The Twitter account Uncomfortable Sports Moments showed a clip of Donaldson celebrating with his teammates, and then lots of White Sox fans leaving the stadium in a hurry.
Hey, there is still a ballgame going on!
We have seen teams come back from larger deficits this season.
But they had no faith.
“Everyone is immediately leaving this White Sox game lol,” the account tweeted.
Everyone is immediately leaving this White Sox game lol pic.twitter.com/99rf6pqUf4
— Uncomfortable Sports Moments (@awkwardsport) May 13, 2022
It was an exodus: there is no better word to describe it.
We understand that the chances of a comeback were slim, but it was still shocking to see the speed with which they abandoned the park.
Judge would add another run in the top of the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly to seal the score.
It was certainly a night that White Sox players, coaches, and fans would like to forget as quickly as they can, because they had their ace, Dylan Cease, on the mound, and while he struck out 11 Yankees in four innings, he also allowed six runs.