Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake was ejected in the third inning of Sunday’s doubleheader nightcap against the White Sox.
With one out, Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson reached on an infield single on a squib on the third-base side, with Luis Severino slipping to the ground as he attempted to field the ball.
Aaron Boone presumably argued that it appeared the ball struck Anderson’s foot while he was in the batter’s box. Blake was tossed from the dugout by home-plate umpire Greg Gibson after it was ruled that Anderson could remain at first base.
“Not a good one,” Aaron Boone said on the ESPN broadcast when asked the explanation he got for the ejection. “[Gibson] thought [Blake] said something to him that he didn’t and there was just a quick trigger after obviously a play we can’t challenge. You understand they’re not gonna get them all, but just an overreaction.”
Blake had been ejected one time previously with the Yankees for arguing balls and strikes in a game last September.
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