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New York Yankees: Ranking The Worst Mark Teixeira Meltdowns

4. August 3, 2016 — Mark Teixeira vs. Steven Matz

The fourth greatest meltdown of his Yankee career was witnessed within the past 24 hours. After blasting a second inning three-run homer to give the Yanks a 6-3 lead, Teixeira stepped back up against Steven Matz, who did not have any sort of command of the strike zone.

Coming inside with a four-seam fastball, Matz plunked Tex just below the knee. Battling permanent knee troubles all year, the slugger did not take it too well.

Viewing it as an intentional offering, he pleaded his case while Mets catcher Rene Rivera attempted to hold him back. The benches and the bullpens did, in fact, clear out. However, no physical contact was made between the two sides.

This was just the start of an eventful night for Teixeira. Later on, he toyed with reliever Hansel Robles while standing on second base, which directly impacted the right-hander’s mindset and effectiveness.

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