The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night after an 11th-inning walk-off hit by Brett Gardner. It was a big win for the pinstripes as both teams are competing for a playoff spot, however, the victory came at great cost.
Brett Gardner smacks his third career walk-off HR as the Yanks complete the comeback against the Rays pic.twitter.com/3otDRD5KTX
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 28, 2017
During the celebratory postgame mosh pit, one of Aaron Judge’s teeth was chipped on a teammates helmet.
Aaron Judge gets hit in the mouth by a helmet during he Yankees celebration after Gardners walk off HR: pic.twitter.com/3Nz0DHcBjY
— Cosmic 🅥 (@CosmicTheGoat) July 28, 2017
NJ.com conducted and investigation of the incident and concluded there was no foul play.
- Gardner’s helmet rocked Judge in the face.
- The helmet appeared to carom off the back of backup catcher Austin Romine, who was bent over in the middle of the raucous home plate scrum.
- Romine is now Gotham’s biggest villain since The Joker.
After the dental disaster became public knowledge, sportswriters in the press box were treated to a very sad scene as a lonely security detail unsuccessful searched for the broken Chicklet.
Yankee security searching for the tooth pic.twitter.com/aYUyJ7cm5K
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 28, 2017
Could we be looking at a Samson-like situation wherein Judge loses all his power after losing a tooth? Lets hope not.