Edwin Encarnacion’s New York Yankees teammates gifted the slugger an opulent parrot after he hit his 30th dwelling run of the season in opposition to the Minnesota Twins.
The gift paid homage to Encarnacion’s token “walking the parrot” dwelling run trot celebration. He obtained the gift after going deep inside the prime of the ninth inning via the Yankees’ 10-7 win Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis.
New York led 9-7 coming into the last word physique. Encarnacion settled in in opposition to Twins help pitcher Devin Smeltzer to lead off the inning. The Yankees designated hitter took two balls sooner than working a 2-2 rely in opposition to Smeltzer. He smashed Smeltzer’s sixth offering of the change over the left center self-discipline fence for a 384-foot solo shot. The blast had an exit velocity of 100 mph and left the sphere in 5.9 seconds, in accordance with Statcast.
Yankees star Gleyber Torres welcomed Encarnacion by handing him the parrot as he entered the dugout after touching dwelling plate.
Encarnacion, 36, is hitting .229 on the season and has 72 RBIs, in addition to to his 30 prolonged balls. The Yankees battle the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. EDT Thursday at Fenway Park in Boston.