Two points of pressure hit Tropicana Field on Saturday night. One can be forgotten. One probably won’t.
When referee Vic Carapazza chased Yankees coach Aaron Boone and beat coach Marcus Thames out of Game 2 of the seven-round doubles game, it drew even more attention to the tension surrounding the match The Yankees’ final 5-3 loss to Rays, a match that was sparked by the repeatedly high and tight throws to defeat the Yankees to continue the malice between these two AL East opponents.
The unusually taciturn Boone explained that he got his hook on in the fifth half after protesting Thames’s bulge, which he felt was unreasonable.
When asked what Thames said to throw out, Boone replied: “Nothing. Nothing. “The Yankees manager said of Carapazza,”; He misinterpreted what Marcus said. “
The chirping of the Yankees’ peaches can be heard on TV thanks to the empty stands, and that anger comes from a trio of high and tense throws at the Yankees, two for DJ LeMahieu (in separate racquets) and one to Gio Urshela. The final match, by Andrew Kittredge, Rays’s right-hand man for LeMahieu, immediately led to chaos, as LeMahieu finished the first half of the fifth season with a reversal for a break through.
“I think it’s just about history,” explains Aaron Judge. “Someone threw in [Austin] Romine was at the top a few years ago. You usually don’t forget such things. To keep throwing up and in, up and in, that’s tough.
“We have a lot of great giants there. We know they’ll throw in, but if they miss it too far and for so many times, you’ll get a small barking from the peach nose. That’s just the squad we have. We have a lot of great power players that can boost baseball, so a lot of teams are really going to try to bring us back to success. That’s what we know. That’s what they’ve been doing for years. They wanted to get in and out of us so they could open the outside of the plate. It’s just something we have to deal with, but I know the pitchers will protect us. “
It was Kittredge, on September 27, 2018, at The Trop, who threw Romine’s head behind. He joined Tigers. The now retired CC Sabathia responded by drilling the person who captured Jesus Sucre in Tampa Bay and, after being ejected, pointed to Kittredge in the Rays dugout and announced, “It’s for you, [expletive]! ”
The Judge confirmed Kittredge as the main target of the Yankees’ hostility, saying, “Whenever someone throws a guy in the head, don’t forget that.”
Even so, these teams often don’t like each other. Last year, the benches were cleaned up during a match at Yankee Stadium when Sabathia and Avisail Garcia tussled.
For now, the finale of the Sunday series offers a final chance for anger, misunderstanding, take down, and anything else these two contenders may create, fan absence. Tomb does not lead to absence of intensity.