Difficult Situation: The Yankees’ German ejects after having substance on his hands
The drama between the Yankees and Blue Jays continued Tuesday night with an ejection before the game was four innings old.
New York starter Domingo German was thrown at the end of the inning after umpires examined his hands for a sticky substance.
The routine check was performed by all four members of the umpire team, who stopped German on his way to the mound to throw the fourth inning. Previously, the Yankees right-hander retired all nine batters he was batting against the Blue Jays.
Given the hints from the Jays coaching staff that the Yankees at least broke the rules when Aaron Judge hit a mammoth home run the night before, it was certainly a dramatic development. The judge was outraged by Jays’ suggestion that he was cheating.
It wasn’t the first tricky situation for the Germans this season. In April, he found himself in the midst of a controversy in New York when umpires checked the pitcher’s hands but allowed him to stay in the game.
I wasn’t so lucky this time.
The incident, which took place while the Yankees were 2-0 up, was closely watched by Jays manager John Schneider, who was watching from Toronto’s dugout.
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