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Torres hit the home run to the opposite field and the ball cleared the right-field fence. Woodward’s issue was with the short porch even as the ball traveled 369 feet.
“Just a small ballpark. That’s an easy out in 99% of ballparks. The wind wasn’t helping today obviously,” Woodward said. “[Torres] just happened to hit it in a “Little League ballpark to right field.”
Talkin’ Yanks noted Torres’ home run would have been out in 26 out of the 30 ballparks in baseball, which amounts to about 86%.
Woodward later backtracked and called his own comments a “joke” and Yankee Stadium a “cathedral.”
Yankees manager Aaron Boone remarked on Woodward’s math.
“His math’s wrong – 99%’s impossible, there’s only 30 parks,” Boone said, via the New York Post.
The home run came in the first game of a doubleheader. Yankees reliever Clay Holmes was credited with the win. Holmes has a 0.64 ERA in 14 appearances so far this season.
New York lost the second game of the doubleheader 5-2. It was the Yankees’ second loss in 14 games.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.