There is another factor to consider in the controversy that erupted from Yankees–blue jays series this week.
Blue Jays pitcher Jay Jackson He says he may have been inclined to pitch when yankees slugger Aaron Judge He called him in after glancing into the dugout for New York in the eighth inning of Monday’s game. Jackson said Ken Rosenthal from The Athletic and FOX Sports that when he threw six straight sliders at bat against Judge, his delivery may have turned the pitches.
“From what I’ve been told, I was kind of turning the field,” Jackson told Rosenthal. “He was [less] My fist when you were coming behind my ear. This was the time when he would take me out of my set position, from the gauntlet coming from my head to my hips. On fastballs, I was doing it faster than on sliders. They were just kind of picking it up.”
Judge faced scrutiny not long after hitting a home run on Monday. Announcers on the Blue Jays broadcast indicated that Judge had been peeking into the dugout in New York during the time at bat and before he hit a home run, which led to a flurry of allegations on social media.
But several people in the Blue Jays organization reportedly told Rosenthal that Jackson’s fist was visible to Yankees first base coach Travis Chapman, who then supposedly indicated to the judge which pitch Jackson was throwing. Using hand signals to share that information with a player is within limits MLB As long as electronics are not used to collect that information.
Jackson, who was sent down to Triple-A after Monday’s game, tipped his hat to the Yankees and Judge for catching him as his home run skipped 462 feet.
“If they knew he was coming he would mow me down, [then] “He clipped me,” Jackson told Rosenthal. “I’m glad he hit her as much as he did.”
Prior to Jackson’s comments, the judge said before Tuesday’s game that he was upset about some of the chatter and the implications of being a cheater for what he did before hitting a home run in Monday’s game.
“I have a few chosen words about that, but I’m going to keep that off the record,” Judge said.
Toronto radio members speculated that Judge was looking for a signal when he was glancing at the dugout, which Blue Jays manager John Schneider called “kind of strange”.
After Monday’s game, Judge said he was glancing at the dugout in New York because teammates were still yelling at plate umpire Clint Vondrak, who earlier threw Yankees coach Aaron Boone off the bat for arguing balls and strikes.
The tension spilled from Monday into Tuesday’s game. Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German He was ejected for using sticky stuff after throwing three perfect innings. Earlier in the third inning, a shouting match broke out between Blue Jays head coach Pete Walker and Yankees third base coach Luis Rojas after Judge walked out.
Judge was also booed by the Toronto crowd when he stepped to the plate on Tuesday. But the reigning AL MVP got the last laugh. He hit a 448 home run in the eighth inning that broke a 3-3 tie en route to a 6-3 Yankees victory.
Aaron Judge hits a homer in the eighth against the Blue Jays
Yankees star Aaron Judge hit a home run against Toronto FC on Tuesday and that was the deciding factor in New York’s 6-3 win.
The Yankees and Blue Jays play two more games this week and then don’t meet again until September.
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