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“What in the Awful F**k is This?”: Bizarre Defensive Error From the New York Yankees Triggers Wild Reactions From Fans

Published 05/29/2023, 10:08 AM EDT

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After a defeat in the series opener, the New York Yankees came back with a bang in the last two games and clinched the series against the in-form San Diego Padres. Talking about the third game, it was a complete batting dominance from the Yanks that guaranteed them the win. But everything was not good for the hosts initially in the game, especially with their fielding. A comedy of error caught everyone’s eye.

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The incident happened in the second innings that raised the eyebrows of every fan. Even though the Yankees did better in the third innings, fans still could not move from the poor fielding. Reacting to the embarrassing incident, fans have registered their views.

A Comedy of errors before a noble end for the New York Yankees


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It was a crucial game in the series, and every team wanted to win only. Given the importance of the game, the Yankees needed a better effort from the players. But it was completely missing and became the talking point of the contest. FOX Sports: MLB shared the clip of the incident involving the Yanks. The caption read, “It’s a Little League home run! Orange wedges and juice boxes for everybody!”

Meanwhile, getting over this moment, the Yankees did well in the third innings of the game. They took Padres pitchers head-on to send the balls flying to earn seven runs in a single inning. This performance gave the Yankees’ defense a buffer, and with a helping hand from the offense at the end, the Yankees took the win with a score of 10-7.


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Aaron Judge again shined for his team. The 2022 AL MVP scored two runs and an HR to finish with an average of 0.291. Apart from Judge, Harrison Bader had another solid game. His involvement in four runs helped the team immensely. For the Padres, Ha- Seong Kin scored three runs. The contribution from other players did not come enough for the win.

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Overall, it was a tough day for pitchers as they saw four home runs during the game. Gerrit Cole saw him hit home runs twice, and his involvement in the poor fielding made the day more difficult for him.

Fans find it the worse fielding display from the Yankees!

Notably, it is hard to believe that after a shocking defeat in the 1st game, the Yankees won the rest two games to win the series. Although the Aaron Boone-led team secured the series, their poor fielding received heavy criticism from fans. Here are a few sections.


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It was a horrid display from the Yankees. It was their batting performance that probably saved the day for them. What will be the future course of action on this issue? Only time will tell!


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Saurabh Saini

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Even after having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.

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