Repeated blunders for Aaron Hicks
New Yankees from New York Aaron Hicks Yankees was obviously not on his plate on Friday evening, he who made two expensive mistakes in the match against the Rays of Tampa Bay, before leaving the field under the hoots.
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The fourth round was particularly difficult for the 32 -year -old veteran. Hicks escaped a ball struck by Wander Franco, which just fell into play on the side of the left field. Ji-Man Choi crossed the plate and while the Yankees player was looking at his fate, Yandy Diaz also completed her trail.
The next striker, Randy Arozarena, also hit a ball firmly towards Hicks. The latter tried an awkward gesture to capture the object above his head, but without success.
These errors were decisive since the Rays won 4 to 2.
The Californian came out of the field under the protests of the crowd, who began to chant the name of Joey Gallo, a voltiseur who went from the Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the season.
Manager Aaron Boone decided to send Hicks to the showers before the start of the fifth round, preferring him Estevan Florial in the field.
« I had the impression that I had to get him out of there at that time, » said Boone at the mlb.com after the meeting.
In addition to its defense difficulties, Hicks only shows an average of the stick of, 211 this season, with six long balls and 36 products produced.