His past gives Thairo Estrada calm as he replaces the shortstop at a key moment for the Giants
LOS ANGELES – Thairo Estrada is suddenly the Giants shortstop, right in the middle of a key streak this season, and the 25-year-old looks completely unfazed, beating a big two-point brace in the series. first team. opening on the second-place Dodgers Monday.
One of the reasons Estrada might have such a poise: The Venezuelan grew up admiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, then got to listen to the famous Hall of Famer speak when Estrada was in the Yankees minor league system. Then let’s talk about pressure, Estrada played a few shortstop games for the Yankees as a hot young prospect.