The only chant that Aaron Hicks heard throughout the game came after he picked up a routine fly ball in the fifth inning. Bronx fans were sarcastically proud, and the fan base may have found the next Joey Gallo.
Hicks struggled with his glove, Allow the dropable ball to fall to enable the first beam runand racket, on the floor in a double play laden with rules, at the Yankees 4-0 loss on Monday.
“It’s pretty embarrassing overall,” Hicks said after mistaking and failing the clutch several times. “Even if I don’t hit, I want my defense to be in the lead. I messed it up there too.”
Hicks’ poor night began in the second half, when he ran out with two leading teams and a runner at first and second base in a goalless game. Hicks scored .173 with the sprinters in the scoring position this season, which was the fifth worst player in baseball by the time the game ended.
At the top of the fourth inning, Hicks’ night turned from disappointing to heartbreaking.
To drive the frame, Tampa Bay’s David Peralta drove a high fly ball into midfield that Hicks misjudged. Continue to drift backwards and turn around in the warning lane. He lunged at the last second for the ball that bounced off the dirt and went for a hat-trick. Then Isaac Paredes’ RBI single put the rays ahead to stay.
“Obviously a play has to be done,” said director Aaron Boone, which Hicks agreed.
“I went back in the wrong direction and tried to recover,” said Hicks, who had trouble deciding where the ball would end. “It was a rundown that Jerrett [Cole] It shouldn’t have been dealt with.”
Hicks could have found redemption at the bottom of the run, but a painful night turned disastrous.
The Yankees, losing 1-0 due to Hicks’ gauntlet, carried the bases with one hitter number 9. Hicks returned to player Ryan Yarbro, who threw to catcher Francisco Mejia, who passed on to first baseman Ji-Man Choi for a double at the end of the inning.
The boos hit their peak while Hicks looked frustrated. Hicks admitted that it’s hard to recover when ridicule haunts him everywhere.
“It’s not nice to hear the boos, but when you’re having a season like I am, that’s kind of the way things go. He’s 2 for 22 in his past six games and 5 for 42 (.119) this month, especially here,” said Hicks. They want results.”
The double play was Hicks’ fourth with bases load, and the most in baseball this season.
Hicks got another racket, was greeted with heavy boos on the way up and expelled with heavy boos after coming off the ground, lowering the OPS to 0.644.
Boone, without naming names, repeatedly referred to “two people who are struggling a bit for their trust at the moment.”
At the moment, Hicks is the only solution for the club that doesn’t want to play Aaron Judge too often in midfield.
Harrison Bader will likely be back off the injured list next month, but returning from Jordan’s trade in Montgomery is dealing with plantar fasciitis. He’s in walking shoes and may be about two weeks away from resuming baseball activities.
It looks as though the Yankee Stadium fans would prefer the curvy Badr to take center stage.
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