ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Boone has been watching a lot of bad baseball lately, with the Yankees in disarray.
Apparently, he had enough on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field, getting ejected for arguing over a receiver’s interference call on Kyle Higashioka in the bottom of the fifth, with the Yankees leading, 1-0. .
Boone and the Yankees were already frustrated with a top-of-the-inning call, when DJ LeMahieu came out and the Yankees thought the ball had hit the screen behind the plate before Christian Bethancourt caught it.
The Yankees ended up contesting the play, which was upheld, so they could not request a review when Taylor Walls got first base on catcher interference.
An exasperated Boone argued with plate umpire Vic Carapazza and as he returned to the dugout he was thrown out for the seventh time this season.