It took 12 games, but the New York Yankees’ impressive win streak has come to an end.
The Toronto Blue Jays snapped the streak with a narrow 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Leading the way for the Blue Jays were starter Yusei Kikcuhi, who allowed just one run over six innings, and Matt Chapman, who hit his fifth home run of the season.
But a Blue Jays’ win wouldn’t be the same if Vladimir Guerrero Jr. didn’t do something.
He also drove in a run with an RBI single in the bottom of the third, but on the final out of the game, he had to do a bit of a stretch to pick up the throw by Chapman, which bounced in the dirt a few times.
Ultimately, his athleticism paid off and he managed to pick up the final out.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) May 5, 2022
Doing The Splits
What a stretch!
Guerrero literally had to do the splits in order to come up with that ball.
That was unbelievable.
He had to put both legs flat on the ground.
But that just speaks to the raw athletic ability of Guerrero.
Athletes can do a lot of things, and Guerrero is no different.
His abilities served him well on that final out.
He went all out to try and pick up that throw and managed to stay on the bag to record the final out.
Perhaps it was a symbolic way to put an end to the Yankees’ win streak and get the Blue Jays back in the win column.
But still, what a way to hang on to the last out.
There’s no way that was comfortable for Guerrero, but that didn’t matter to him.
All that matters is that the out was recorded.