NEW YORK — On a clear night, the Yankees paid tribute to one of their most beloved players, before throwing a pitch , the atmosphere became stormy. Derek Jeter was surprised to hear the boos as he thanked Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner and General Manager Brian Cashman.
Jeter later explained that he believed “Yankees fans Booed because they wanted to win,” noting that the team’s expectation was to strive for excellence. There will be more jeers from the Bronx, aimed at outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was eliminated after a defensive error in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees’ lead in the AL East has dropped to 3 1/2 games in Tampa Bay, their smallest in the division since May 9, when they led Three games for the Blue Jays.
For Hicks, this is a Miserable season, he came this spring with a sunny declaration that he would hit home run and steal 04 base, Statistics target, which he later admitted was an overkill.
The lowest point may be in the fourth game because Hicks threw a Wander Franco fly ball near the left field line and timed out, thinking he was touching the ball in foul range.
“I just feel like I need to get him out of there,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said. “It’s just a decision I made.”
This history Parallelism is inevitable. Pulling out a veteran early on against division rivals echoed another Yankees manager, Billy Martin, who moved outfielder Reggie Jackson from June 70 game at Fenway Park because it didn’t feel like trying hard enough.
spring signed million-dollar contract , when Cashman told the switch hitter: “I bet You.” despite .5472/.326/.296 slashes, since The Yankees’ outfielder has been injured, and Hicks has been getting more minutes lately, especially from Andrew Benintendi.
Gold Gloves center fielder Harrison Budd will also be in Starting a minor league rehab mission with Double-A Somerset on Sunday. Hicks said his goal is to turn the page quickly and hopefully get back into the lineup as soon as possible.
“When something like this happens, what do you want to do It’s the fight,” Hicks said. “You want to find a way to be productive for your team. The next time you’re on the court or defending, you’re trying to find a way to impact the game so it’s balanced.”
Kyle Higashioka homered in the ninth inning of JT Chargois to tie New York two games ago. Gleyber Torres was just feet away from the game’s tie homer and saw him The drive fell off the right field wall.
“We have some opportunities, but not much loss,” Boone said.