Yolmer Sanchez gave himself a postgame water cooler shower instead of walk-off hero Trayce Thompson
The White Sox battled back from a 5-1 deficit against the Twins on Thursday night to bring the two teams even as they entered the bottom of the ninth. The South Side was looking for a hero, and newcomer
Thompson's blast sailed out for his third homer of the season, and the White Sox won, 6-5.
As Thompson rounded third, his teammates prepared to empty the water coolers on him.
"I thought it was something fun," said Sanchez to MLB.com's Scott Merkin after the game. "So I just decided to do it."
Why not? Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs -- the victory was not Thompson's alone, so we say go ahead with that water cooler shower!
Sanchez had already concocted this plan based on a suspicion he had prior to the bottom of the ninth. "I was thinking about that at the beginning of the inning, I knew someone was going to hit a homer, [Matt] Davidson, [Daniel] Palka or Thompson," he said. "So I was ready."
Thompson thought it was hilarious. "That's the first time I've ever seen that in the game," he said. "And I wouldn't expect it to come from anybody else. It was really funny."
So, does this mean that if Sanchez ever walks a game off, someone else can dump water on themslves?
"No, no. It's all me," joked Sanchez. "Throw it on me. That's my move."
Fair enough, Yolmer. Fair enough.