“[Jakob] Junis,’’ Choose stated of the Royals’ right-hander who hit him in his proper wrist final July 26, inflicting a chip fracture that price the outfielder 45 video games and the Yankees any likelihood of catching the Pink Sox within the AL East.
On the time of the damage, the Yankees had been Four ½ video games again of the Pink Sox. They completed eight lengths out.
Whereas hard-core Yankees followers will greet Junis (1-1, 6.14 ERA) with a Bronx cheer for hitting Choose, he doesn’t maintain a grudge.
“He hit me however that’s a part of the sport. It price me some time however it’s a part of the sport,’’ Choose stated. “It was nothing intentional. It was up and in and a two-seamer like he has, it acquired away.’’
Choose, who went 1-for-Four within the Yankees’ 6-1 loss to the Royals on Thursday evening on the Stadium, is 2-for-7 with a homer and two RBIs in opposition to Junis.