In the first game of a doubleheader, White Sox designated hitter Jake Burger walked into the batter's box in the seventh inning to face Yankees reliever Michael King. The fun wasn't immediately apparent until you looked at the scoreboard: "Burger. King."
You can bet the YES Network broadcast had some fun with the serendipitous matchup.
Michael Kay realizes that a Burger-King matchup is happening. ⚾️🍔👑📺🎙️
"King wants to have it his way right now."
"That is a Whopper of an out that King got." pic.twitter.com/VChFRylz3M
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 8, 2023
The plate appearance saw King get ahead of Burger 1-2, then notch a 5-3 groundout to end the inning. The White Sox won the game 6-5, but the Yankees responded with a 3-0 win in the second leg of the doubleheader.
Groundout aside, it was a big game for Burger, who went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer, while King took the loss with two runs allowed on an Eloy Jiménez homer in the seventh inning.