Clint Frazier spent a lot of the previous week unavailable to play due to a stiff neck.
The Yankees outfielder lastly received again within the lineup Sunday and immediately made a difference.
Despite largely struggling on the plate to start the season, Frazier delivered three hits and a pair of stolen bases to play a key position within the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the White Sox.
“I had a lot of time to continue to watch some of my past at-bats and try to find out how I can incorporate what I was doing well back then into what I’m trying to do today,” mentioned Frazier, who led off the ninth-inning rally with a single and got here round to attain the successful run. “It felt good. I felt good from the jump, so I’m just glad to be in the lineup and try to come up big whenever I get the opportunity.”
Frazier entered the day batting .150 in 37 video games. He had entered Saturday’s recreation as a pinch hitter, however Sunday was his first begin since final Monday. With a flurry of accidents to the Yankees outfield, together with a probable season-ender for Aaron Hicks, Frazier discovering his footing would go a great distance in stabilizing the position.
Though he declined to get into specifics with what was bothering his neck, Frazier appeared no worse for put on in his successful efficiency.
“It was good to see him really have an impact on the game and hopefully he can start building on that,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned.
Frazier almost added a defensive spotlight as effectively when he tried to rob Yasmani Grandal of a house run within the seventh inning. Playing proper area, Frazier went again and leaped on the wall, solely to have a fan catch it earlier than he might get a shot at it along with his glove.
“I thought that I was going to get it,” Frazier mentioned. “I think he just caught the ball at a higher point than where I was at. I’m not sure, I haven’t really gotten a good look at it, but I thought I was going to get it. I thought I timed it pretty well. That ball was up for grabs for both of us and he got it.”