3 Yankees tossed from game
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away.
At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too.
Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field in a 6-5 win over the Indians.
“Kinda crazy, to be honest,” Gardner said.
Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu also connected for the AL East-leading Yankees.
But what really fired up the crowd of 47,347 at Yankee Stadium erupted in the sixth inning after Cameron Maybin was called out on strikes by Triple-A ump Ben May.
“Mayhem, I guess,” observed Cleveland catcher Kevin Plawecki.
For the third time in a month — each occurring with a minor league call-up umpire behind the plate — the team with the best record in American League lost its cool in a big way. This episode led to Boone, Gardner and pitcher CC Sabathia being ejected.
It also prompted Boone to accuse the umpires of picking on the Yankees.
“Frankly, I think it escalated because they came looking for it,” he said. “Think they were looking for us. It felt like a little bit.”
Said umpire crew chief Tom Hallion: “There was an ejection of Boone and things then kind of got out of control.”
The pitch to Maybin was, according to strike zone charts, a bit outside. He calmly stood and discussed it with May and went back to the bench.
“It should’ve been over. But he continued to stare into the dugout,” Maybin said.
Arrieta, Robertson done
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old right-hander was 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA in 24 starts, and had been trying to pitch through the injury for the last month.
Robertson, a right-handed reliever, had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will likely miss all of the 2020 season as well. Signed to a two-year, $23 million contract in the offseason, he was able to pitch just 6 2/3 innings this year.
Quinn strained his right groin trying to beat out a grounder in the eighth inning of the Phillies’ 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. He is batting .213 with three doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs in 44 games.
Philadelphia activated right-handed reliever Jared Hughes after claiming him off waivers from Cincinnati earlier this week.
n Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining to serve without pay. MLB said Saturday that Urias has agreed not to appeal the discipline and will participate in an evaluation and treatment program. The Dodgers said in a statement that they support MLB’s decision while also being encouraged that Urias took responsibility for his actions. The team said it believes he will learn from the incident. He was placed on the suspended list. The 23-year-old reliever from Mexico was arrested in May and accused of shoving a woman. The charges were ultimately dropped, but MLB pursued its own punishment under the league’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. Urias is 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 26 games, including six starts.