Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader is clearly on his way back to the Bronx. In a rehab assignment at Double-A Somerset as he makes his way back from a left oblique strain, Bader played five innings and was 1-for-3.
His one hit counted big time, as it provided the go-ahead run in Somerset’s 3-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Both the Patriots and Fischer Cats are 7-6 on the young season.
Ahead of his rehab assignment in Somerset, Harrison Bader discussed how his rehab process is coming along, the plan for tonight and how it feels to be back in Somerset.🎥 pic.twitter.com/JG721YBaYc— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 21, 2023
“I feel good. I checked off all the boxes in the rehab process to get back on the field and play. I look forward to help my team in the Bronx win some games,” Bader told reporters before Friday’s game.
Harrison Bader back patrolling CF pic.twitter.com/qmXjvDBTGy— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 21, 2023
Bader’s RBI double that scored Trey Sweeney in the fifth inning made it 2-1 Patriots. Two innings later, Sweeney added some much needed insurance on a RBI single to left, scoring Max Burt to put the Patriots up 3-1.
BADER FOR THE LEAD!@Yankees OF Harrison Bader's RBI double scores Trey Sweeney and gives us a 2-1 lead in the 5th. #RepBX pic.twitter.com/EhqCni5zGS— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 22, 2023
All the runs went to the good of starter Clayton Beeter who came away with his second consecutive victory. Beeter held the Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate to just a run on five hits over 5.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts.
Meanwhile over in the Major’s, the Yankees would up, ironically, losing to the Blue Jays 6-1 with Domingo German taking the loss, allowing four runs over six innings.