Yankees slugger Anthony Rizzo had a wild meltdown in the dugout Monday night after he “got screwed over” on a call.
Rizzo was hit by a curveball thrown by Ryan Yarbrough during the third inning in Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. But the umpire ruled Rizzo, who bats lefty, didn’t try to get out of the way. Rizzo later struck out.
Video shows Rizzo getting hit in his right thigh before trodding away from the base as the crowd goes wild. Rizzo and manager Aaron Boone even tried to argue on Rizzo’s behalf for several minutes, according to the New York Post (NYP).
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Upon his return to the dugout, Rizzo began pounding his helmet, video footage shows. (RELATED: Fans Get In A Huge Brawl During Yankees Game In Crazy Viral Video)
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“Whenever you feel like you got screwed over on a call, at any time it’s annoying,” Rizzo said, according to the NYP. “We’re out here competing at the highest level. I’m up here talking to [the media]. I feel like umpires have zero accountability when they miss something like that.”
Boone said the decision was a “bad call.”
“Where’s he supposed to go?” Boone said, according to the NYP.
The Yankees lost 4-0 to the Rays.