New York Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia was not happy with the Tampa Bay Rays and voiced his frustrations after the 7-2 loss.
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It wasn’t intentional. At least we don’t think it was. In the end, that’s hardly the point.
Sabathia immediately hopped out of the dugout.
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) May 12, 2019
The frustrations didn’t simmer after the Yankees 7-2 loss, via Mark Didtler of the Associated Press.
”It’s just the same thing, you hit a home run and then they throw up and in,” Sabathia said. ”It’s stupid.”
Sabathia, who took the opening ball and relented just two runs on three hits and four walks in five innings, didn’t factor into the decision.
Voit, the actual man in question, didn’t point the finger.
”It’s frustrating,” said Voit, who didn’t speculate whether he was thrown at intentionally. ”He can hit me anywhere else. This one is up and in. It’s a situation that can be career ending. He’s a sinkerballer. and that was pretty straight.”
Adding to the bruising is Gary Sanchez‘s situation. The Yankees backstop was hit by a backswing in the eighth inning. Play stopped for a moment but El Kraken remained in the contest.
”Feel good right now,” Sanchez said through a translator. ”Got to wait and see how I feel tomorrow.”
Yandy Diaz finished 2-for-4 with two home runs and four runs batted in. His three-run shot in the eighth put the game away.
For the Yankees, Gleyber Torres finished with a team-high two hits, including his 10th double of the year.
The Yankees turn around quickly for a Sunday matinee, the rubber match. Tampa remains 1.5 games ahead of second-place New York.