All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez was benched for the Yankees’ game against the Indians, and manager Joe Girardi didn’t sugarcoat why.
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Mens JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey The start is not the message, Girardi said, via ESPN.com. The message came from us verbally that, ‘Your defense needs to improve. That you need to get better. You need to work at it.’ We have stressed how important it is.
It’s got to be Adrian Beltre. Every pitch you call that’s a strike, he says, Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!’ I had a game with him recently and the pitch was right down the middle. He tells me, ‘That ball is outside.’
I told him, 鈥榊ou may be a great ballplayer, but you’re the worst umpire in the league. You stink.
The 64-year-old umpire did what very few pro athletes do. He told the reporter what he was really thinking. He also found out why pro athletes don’t usually speak their minds.
The World Umpires Association ‘strongly opposes’ the suspension of the most senior umpire in baseball.
Despite the multitude of balls Gardner pulls into the upper deck during impressive batting practice sessions, he didn’t bite when asked whether he goes up to the plate looking to turn on a pitch and put it into the seats.
I have different approaches against different pitchers and different situations, Gardner said. It depends on who is on the mound, the situation in the game, what inning it is, who is on base in front of me, who is up behind me.