CHICAGO — Yankees manager Aaron Boone had seen enough by the waning innings of Monday’s 5-1 loss to the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Boone was ejected by home-plate umpire Laz Diaz in the eighth inning, after rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe was called out on strikes, and he made sure to get his money’s worth. Boone argued with Diaz while simultaneously putting on a lengthy display at the plate.
At one point, Boone drew lines in the dirt to make his point, and at another, he seemingly imitated Diaz’ strikeout call.
The Volpe punchout was part of an overall frustrating night for New York, which squandered a strong outing from right-hander Gerrit Cole. The Yankees tallied six hits and eight walks — seven off White Sox starter Dylan Cease — but repeatedly failed to cash in.
The Yankees went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base. They loaded the bases in the second, sixth and seventh innings with one or fewer outs and scored one total run.
In seven-plus innings, Cole allowed five hits and was charged with four runs. He gave up back-to-back singles to start the eighth, and both runners came in to score after the Yankees went to reliever Tommy Kahnle.