It was a hard-fought game last night between the Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins, but in the end, after a late rally, the Guardians came away on top, as they won the game 7-6 on Josh Naylor‘s walk-off two-run homer.
Naylor made sure to celebrate, throwing his helmet aside as he rounded third base and dove into the scrum at home plate.
Following the game, Naylor was interviewed and asked about what his approach was for that final at-bat.
Naylor responded with a legendary quote, which totally fits his personality and the way he celebrates, as shown in the tweet below.
Josh Naylor: “I just tried to hit a homer, to be honest. I was just trying to end the game. I didn’t want to hit a single. I wanted to end it. I just wanted to win.”
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 30, 2022
True To Form
This quote totally fits Naylor and his personality.
He’s always been a guy who likes to go insane when celebrating, but he had a vision when he was at the plate and was up there to do one thing and one thing only.
Hit the ball out of the ballpark and win the game for the Guardians.
He did just that on Wednesday.
He got the pitch he wanted and did exactly what he wanted to do.
Naylor didn’t want to tie the game or draw a walk.
He was just ready to put the finishing touches on the game and give Guardians fans something to remember about this wild night.
This quote perfectly captures what his intentions were and completely fits his personality.
He was ready to have another wild celebration and he made it possible.
You have to admire the intensity and the determination.
That’s what you want out of your players.
Every time a hitter comes to plate in a clutch situation, his goal is to get the job done, and Naylor did just that.