Aaron Boone
Tim Ireland, AP

New York Yankee manager Aaron Boone is disgruntled with the Colorado Rockies’ wild pitching after his team’s 11-5 victory on Saturday.

From making “savages” an all-time word in the Bronx to sitting comfortably in Hal Steinbrenner’ box during a suspension, New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone is making the baseball rounds this week.

Now, on Saturday, after a Bombers 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies, No. 17 put the visiting NL club on blast, via Brendan Kuty of NJ.com

“Throw the ball over the plate,” Boone said after the lopsided victory.


Boone, 46, watched on a scorching hot day in the Bronx as his team won yet another contest. The Yanks offense jumped all over Colorado, leading 9-0 after four innings of play.

The frustration in his words is realized when understanding how his savages were plunked.

First, Luke Voit, otherwise knows as the Incredible Hulk, took one in the face and appeared to bounce off as if he was constructed of some form of metal.

Later, catcher Austin Romine was nearly hit twice in the same at-bat.

Boone made it clear he didn’t think the Rockies were intentionally throwing at his guys, but still felt it was incredibly dangerous.

“Sometimes,” Boone said, “intent doesn’t matter,” Boone said. “A lot of balls thrown up and in. Any team is going to get a little frustrated at that point. It’s over with. We won,” he said.

CC Sabathia, the unconfirmed general of the clubhouse, was hot in the dugout after the Romine situation. Tempers flared, but nothing turned physical or ugly on the field.

“I just think after Luke got hit and then Ro almost got hit twice, it’s a long, hot day, and obviously we don’t want to see that,” he said. “I think that would be the reaction a lot of times.”

New York, winners of its last five games and six of the last seven, look for the series sweep of Colorado on Sunday at the Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. ET.


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