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That’s Gonna Smart

The Yanks got themselves good and galvanized yesterday in an old-fashioned boys-will-be-boys series of bench-clearing interruptions yesterday in Detroit. Who was to blame? The umpires for one. Miguel Cabrera and Gary Sanchez, too. You could throw in some other folks for good measure, like say how about Michael Fulmer, who started it all by plunking Sanchez after the Yankee DH homered against him in the previous at bat.

It got out of hand. That goes on the umpires. After that, everyone’s pride got in the way and nobody wanted to back down. The Yanks came together as a team—as many of the players alluded to postgame comments to the press—but it will cost them. A big suspension is looming for Sanchez, who would have made Mickey Rivers, Craig Nettles and Darryl Strawberry proud with his flurry of jabs.

Oh, and the Yanks lost the game, too—10-6.


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1 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 25, 2017 8:47 am

Man I was out all day and night yesterday. Checked MLB around midnight last night and couldn't believe the madness.

2 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 25, 2017 11:28 am

Clearly a case of the umps losing control of the game and making bad decisions. Do you really think DB went head-hunting in a tied game, when every win is key for the Yanks? Sanchez, it appears to this reviewer, was not the instigator (that was Miggy shoving him first) but he certainly will see some suspension. And we're pretty thin at catcher on the 40 man.

3 rbj   ~  Aug 25, 2017 3:41 pm

Fulmer should get 15 games. Too coincidental that right after the guy hits his fourth homer of the series, he gets plunked.

I predict 10 games each for Miggy and Gary, 5 for A. Wilson and Kahnle. Probably 2 for each manager.

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 25, 2017 4:49 pm

Upon further review of the videotape, it was Romine who got pushed by Miggy. Sanchez's guilting throwing some sucker punches, and I can imagine that he will be getting a lot of hit by pitches in the near future

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