Saturday afternoon was a good moment for the Yankees. Not so for Yankees fans.
Spectators on the right field bleachers rained down warning lanes with debris and empty beer cans thrown in the direction of Guardians right fielder Oscar Mercado following Claiper Torres’ walk-off victory at the Yankees Stadium. A grenade struck the referee who was trying to settle the scene.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stondon, the other Yankees, retired from the celebration as a result of the ugly scene. 5-4 wins Should try to calm things down.
“Brutality,” Guardians center fielder Miles Straw told reporters. “The worst fan base on the planet.”
Tensions began after Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled the lead in the ninth inning. Left-arm fielder Steven Quan was injured in a collision with a wall during the game. Straw climbed the left field wall to face a fan after the play.
“Obviously there is no place to throw stuff on the field,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters. “Obviously we do not want to endanger anyone. I like the intensity, but can not throw objects on the field.
“It’s not going to happen,” Kiner-Falefa said. “I love the fans, I like the atmosphere, but we win in class.”
Guardians manager Terry Francona weighs in on what happened at the outfield.
“Miles has been sticking around a little bit for his teammates. The baby is bleeding out and is being tested for concussions,” Francona said. Polly Sports to Cleveland. “I think the emotions are a little out of control. Regardless, I don’t think people can throw stuff at our players on the field. It’s never right.”
The scene was quiet relatively quickly.
The 5-4 return was the second time for the Yankees.
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