At approximately 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, in the Oriole Park at Camden Yards visitors’ clubhouse, Clint Frazier mused about his situation: pressure to produce to remain in the big leagues, pressure to help the injury-depleted Yankees win games.
“To not put the pressure on yourself, to try and stick up here in one AB, is hard,” the outfielder told The Post.Some 6 ¹/₂ hours later, the 24-year-old succeeded at that hard task. Frazier put up the AB (that’s at-bat, naturally) of the night. Of his young career. And the Yankees could breathe a little easier.
Frazier’s eighth-inning, three-run homer off Orioles reliever Miguel Castro catapulted the Yankees to a 6-4 victory, gave them their first winning streak of the season and evened their record at 4-4. This very ugly game ended beautifully for the road team.
“It feels really good to have some success,” Frazier said. “Especially after last year. I can’t really put into words what that was like, other than very difficult.”