The New York Yankees won a thrilling Wild Card playoff game over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night. But instead of the monster Aaron Judge home run or the locker room champagne celebration, everyone was simply talking about how Gary Sanchez survived the shot of his life.
Oh no Gary Sanchez I’m so sorry pic.twitter.com/xJlg1jb55R
— Ozzie (@OzzieStern) October 4, 2017
Yup. The Yankees catcher took a David Robertson fast ball to the groin after the ball barely grazed Brian Dozier’s bat.
Gary Sanchez that inning pic.twitter.com/W18wtCTiQF
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) October 4, 2017
Of course Robertson himself reacted the same way the rest of America did.
David Robertson’s reaction is every guy watching this replay pic.twitter.com/n3oXJRM8wd
— Barstool Mizzou (@BarstoolMizzou) October 4, 2017
Gary Sanchez got hit so hard, David Robertson felt it from the mound pic.twitter.com/oroWnja9cx
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 4, 2017
Fans immediately started pouring out on Twitter, mostly with jokes, of course.
There will be no more Gary Sanchez’s after that pitch
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) October 4, 2017
Bro I felt that in my living room
— ★☆Jared ☆★ (@BranginDaHeat) October 4, 2017
I’ve never seen a defensive player get three balls during an at bat.
— Patrick O’Grady (@MetallicPea) October 4, 2017
Can you get a cup sponsorship now?
— Jake-o-Lantern (@JakeMHS) October 4, 2017
Im sure it felt like this!! Glad you are ok!! pic.twitter.com/OUeAa2JVMp
— Robert John (@wpdlaw2) October 4, 2017
The shot hurt round the world.
— Gary Freymiller (@gfreymiller) October 4, 2017
My take? Sanchez deserves an award for staying in the game after such a blow. Even better? He let everyone know he was OK on Wednesday.
— Gary Sanchez (@ElGarySanchez) October 4, 2017
Gary, you’re a real-life Super Man.