Two outs, runners on second and third. Bottom of the ninth. Every fan in Yankee stadium is on their feet.
With the game on the line, Gary Sanchez delivers a base hit to left field. Aaron Judge scores easily, and Jacoby Ellsbury comes flying towards third.
Third base coach Joe Espada is left with a decision; do I or do I not test Jake Marisnick?
You can't really blame Espada for making his decision. I mean who even is Jake Marisnick? The dude barely plays and looks more like a Calvin Klein model than a professional outfielder. You think he's gunna gun down a 21 million dollar All-Star?
It's no longer up for debate-- Jake Marisnick is a bona fide Major League Baseball player.
Marisnick catches a lot of heat for being a shitty hitter. He receives more slander on #AstrosTwitter than any other player and many think he doesn't even deserve to be on the team in the first place.
But Jake fills a role on this team only he can fill, a late-inning specialist who gives the Astros their best defensive outfield late in games. It might seem like a small role, but last night it proved to be huge.
The series continues tonight as Lance McCullers faces off against young lefty Jordan Montgomery. First pitch 6:10 CT.