Some plate spawns are remembered for what happens. One in a game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on Thursday was notable for names on the scorebug.
In the first game of a doubleheader, White Sox designated hitter Jake Burger entered the batting box in the seventh inning to face Yankees reliever Michael King. The fun wasn’t immediately apparent until you looked at the dashboard: “Burger. King.”
You can bet the YES Network broadcast had a blast with the chance showdown.
The plate appearance saw King edge out Burger 1-2 and then score a 5-3 on the ground to end the inning. The White Sox won the game 6-5, but the Yankees responded with a 3-0 win in the doubles rematch.
Groundout aside, it was a big game for Burger, who went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run, while King took the loss with two runs allowed on an Eloy Jiménez in that seventh inning.
We apologize to all sports fans who have “WHOPPER, WHOPPER, WHOPPER, WHOPPER, JUNIOR, DOUBLE, TRIPLE WHOPPER” stuck in their heads again.