New York Yankees Fans Criticize Star Infielder as Odd Challenge Fails Following “One of the Worst Throws” in Devastating Loss

Published 09/01/2023, 8:07 AM EDT

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Times have been tough for the New York Yankees lately. But with team’s captain Aaron Judge off the injured list, the situation was getting under control. The Yanks clinched the first three games of the four-game series with the Tigers. But the last game brought another setback, adding to the list of their below-par performances. In this unfortunate loss, one of the Yankees’ shortstops’ errant throw is held responsible.

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Optimistically, the Yankees seemed to be on a winning spree after prolonged humiliating losses until Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Unfortunately, it was Gleyber Torres who made an irreversible mistake that dramatically shifted the game in favor of the Tigers. 

Yankees Shortstop Gleyber Torres’s Costly Error  Significantly Swung the Game in Favor of the Tigers

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The contest was deadlocked at 3 runs each in the bottom of the 10th inning when Zack Short hit a grounder to the pitcher. Jonathan Loaisiga managed to get the out at second base, but Torres’ throw to first was described as “one of the worst throws,” veering far off course. This error allowed Kerry Carpenter to score easily, ultimately sealing a 4-3 victory for Detroit. Ensuing that, reacting to how the game turned out, Aaron Boone expressed his disappointment.

Yankees’ manager, Aaron Boone did challenge the play, “My first thought was maybe it was a takeout slide or something” but once the umpires reviewed the play it was evident that the Tigers won and the game was over. They lost on a walk – off for the 9th time. As a consolation he added, “We just didn’t mount much on the day. We had a great ninth inning, but we couldn’t finish it.

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It is not concealed that the Tigers have had a tough season too, which is why this win was so monumental for them. Tigers manager, A.J. Hinch mentioned “This has been a tough little stretch.

This is not the first time Gleyber’s missteps have cost the team. Throwback to their loss to the Cubs, right before the All-Star Break. The Cubs ended up scoring three runs in the victorious seventh inning due to Gleyber’s missteps. Not to mention his miscue that led to the Yankees’ 10-inning defeat to the Boston Red Sox, dating back to June 11 this season.

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Fans pounced on the star infielder with bouts of criticisms.

Baseball Fans Criticized Gleyber Torres Alongside the Yankees

The brutality of fans is a clear reflection of the their concern. It nudges at the fact that how even a single mistake can turn out dangerous for the Yankees’.

Gleyber’s performance was summarized by fans in their own way.

Questioning his position in the team, some fans went to the extent of saying that he is a ‘liability‘.

Fans took to sarcasm and went to great extent of criticisms for the Yankees.

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In a mini fan war, some took a dig at Yankees fans who were optimistic about Yankees’ situation.

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While the Yankees contemplated the end of their 3 game winning streak, the Detroit Tigers celebrated the end of their 5 game losing streak.

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Kanishka Prakash

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Kanishka Prakash is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She comes from an engineering college background and possesses prior experience in the business sector. Her affection for sports burgeoned during her adolescence, with MLB particularly captivating her attention.
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