According to The Canadian Press’ Melissa Couto, Encarnacion said “he hang it, I bang it,” after the win.
Great quote from Encarnacion. That’s been a saying in baseball circles for years regarding breaking balls a pitcher hangs, but I never thought I would see it used by a hitter after his walk-off homer.
Encarnacion now has taken the parrot for a walk 26 times this season, which times him with Nelson Cruz and Jose Abreu for the MLB lead. He also has more home runs than any player in baseball over the past three seasons.
Oh, and from what I could tell, Brandon Kintzler didn’t hang the breaking ball so much as he left it over the middle of the plate. That was the big mistake.