Yankees DH Matt Holliday accomplished something on Sunday that had only been done six times this millennium: he drew five unintentional walks in a regulation game. Jacoby Ellsbury pinch-ran for Holliday in the ninth inning after he drew his fifth walk. The Yankees went on to put up a four-spot, breaking a 3-3 tie.
The other players to draw five walks in a regulation game this millennium:
- Steven Souza (Rays) vs. Nationals: August 15, 2015
- Matt Joyce (Rays) vs. White Sox: April 25, 2014
- Mike Baxter (Mets) vs. Padres: August 4, 2012
- Ivan Rodriguez (Marlins) vs. Mets: April 8, 2003
- Rickey Henderson (Mariners) vs. Blue Jays: July 30, 2000
- Alex Rodriguez (Mariners) vs. Royals: April 23, 2000
Holliday was unable to score on any of his first four walks, but Ellsbury scored on his behalf in the ninth.
After Sunday’s performance, Holliday is now hitting .333/.538/.556 in six games to start the season. He inked a one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees for the 2017 season. So far, so good.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the newest Tampa Bay Buccaneer, quarterback Tom Brady, has a new place to live in the Bay Area: Derek Jeter’s house:
Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay.
It’s like a crossover episode conceived by sports yakkers like me. It’s like a gift from Content Heaven. Like, I had NO reason to talk about Derek Jeter today, but now I can mention how much progress he has made as a human being. After all, a mere 16 years ago he wouldn’t move 25 feet to third base to make room for Alex Rodriguez — and wouldn’t move to his left for anything — but now he’s willing to completely move out of his house for Brady.
See, we can all grow, even in trying times like this. Bless you, Derek.