It was just past midnight in New York, but everyone was awake. On the mound over 2,500 miles away stood Domingo German in Oakland, where he was facing the 21-60 Athletics.
Taking step on the loneliest spot in the world, the pitching mound, German would start the game of his career.
Three up and three down, it was like a broken record on how repetitive it came, and for German it came with ease. Soon after seven innings the small crowd in attendance and people following from far began to believe.
Almost something out of a movie, a perfect movie, the eighth inning would come.
Curve after curve would be thrown by the 30-year-old vet, undoubtedly it was a pitch selection like no other tonight. Next thing you know, it was the ninth.
New York’s long offensive half inning led the righty to do many stretches in New York’s dugout. The Yankees would cement three runs in the score book before catcher Kyle Higashioka got the final out to lead into the final page of tomorrow.
Domingo German took the mound being faced with three outs and the bottom of Oakland 0-for lineup. Everything was moving fast paced, ask German and he will most likely say differ from that statement.
Jordan Diaz grounded out to Anthony Volpe on a 1-2 count followed by a quick first pitch swinging flyout from Shea Langeliers. 26 up, 26 down.
The 27th batter was Esteury Ruiz. German threw his curve and Ruiz swung, a ground out to third baseman Josh Donaldson throwing to a waiting Anthony Rizzo would sign the final wording in baseball history books.
A perfect game, the 24th perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the fourth in New York Yankees franchise history, first since David Cone’s 1999 feat. All it took for German was 99 pitches.
Domingo German has conquered the Athletics in the Colosseum on a warm Wednesday night.