Minnesota Twins right-handed relief pitcher Tyler Duffey didn’t like how New York Yankees fans acted during this past playoff series.
The New York Yankees became the first team in this year’s postseason to move on to the Championship Series round. With three out of the four Division Series lasting for five games, the Yanks only needed three. They topped it off with a 5-1 victory on Monday night to complete the sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
The season has officially come to a close for the Twins, but that isn’t stopping one of their relief pitchers from voicing his opinion. This week, Minnesota’s right-handed reliever Tyler Duffey took a shot at the Yankees’ fanbase along with their behavior.
“Yankees fans, they just hate people,” Duffey told Marc Carig of The Athletic.
He thus went on to provide examples of events that occurred when the series had its first two games in the Bronx. Duffey explained how he had beer thrown on him and how the fans blurted out “a lot of expletives.”
“Someone told me they were going to do something to my wife while we were in New York,” he added.
Duffey pitched in Games 1 and 2 during their American League Division Series. He combined for 1.2 innings pitched, allowing three hits and four earned runs. Duffey also struck out four batters and walked two. His toughest outing was during the 8-2 loss in Game 2, where he allowed two hits and four earned runs in 0.2 innings of work.
The Yankees are waiting to see who they’ll play in the American League Championship Series. Houston and Tampa Bay will face each other in Game 5 of their current Division Series on Thursday night at 7:07 p.m. ET.