Yankees errors lead to Little League Home Run for the Padres.

The New York Yankees had an impressive offensive performance on Sunday afternoon against the San Diego Padres. The same can not be said about their defense, as a plethora of errors led to an embarrassing “Little League Home Run.”

New York has star pitcher Gerrit Cole on the mound, which most would expect means that very little offense would come from the opposing side. However, he got into some trouble in the top of the second inning, which was only made worse by the Yankees’ struggles in the field.

Cole allowed a single into center field from Padres outfielder Jose Azocar with a runner in scoring position at second base. Yankees center fielder Harrison Bader had a play at the plate if he had a good throw to home plate, but instead completely airmailed catcher Kyle Higashioka, letting the runner score easily.

Azocar decided to take second base when the throw came in at home. Once the throw went way over the catcher’s head, he attempted to get to third.

Higashioka would have easily thrown him out at third base, but he airmailed the third baseman into the outfield, allowing Azocar to get home.

It is indeed a moment that Yankees fans would love to remove from their memory. Many took to social media to criticize their sloppy defense on this play.

You have to go pretty far back to find the last time the Yankees allowed a Little League Home Run. The last time it happened dates all the way back to 1988, according to YES Network’s James Smyth.

Luckily, their offense came to life and bailed them out in a big way. They scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning, which helped them cruise to a 10-7 victory.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.