It seems like New York Yankees slugger Aaron Decide could have additional motivation to blast extra house runs the subsequent time he sees the Toronto Blue Jays.
“I’m simply attempting to do my job,” Decide mentioned following Thursday’s 4-2 victory in Toronto, per Max Goodman of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. “I used to be upset, however there’s nothing I can do about that. I’ve nonetheless obtained to go on the market and play.”
Decide, in fact, was referencing the controversy that first arose Monday when the Blue Jays’ saying crew observed the reigning American League Most Precious Participant glanced towards both the dugout or first base coach Travis Chapman throughout an at-bat.
Zac Al-Khateeb of Sporting Information talked about that the Blue Jays reached out to MLB to find out if Decide and/or the Yankees violated any guidelines, however that request in the end went nowhere earlier than Toronto right-hander Jay Jackson admitted to tipping his pitches whereas he confronted Decide.
Decide later revealed he had some “choice words” for the Toronto announcers, and one Sportsnet analyst publicly said the Blue Jays ought to’ve despatched the 31-year-old “a message” throughout a subsequent plate look. As a substitute, Decide hit .429 with 4 homers and 7 RBI throughout the 4 video games in Toronto, three of which the Yankees gained.
“We had been centered on what we are able to management between the traces,” Decide mentioned about issues akin to sign-stealing accusations, arguments between coaches and ejections. “We did a reasonably good job blocking out all of the noise and distraction the entire sequence. We simply went on the market and took care of enterprise.”
It is sensible the captain wished to focus totally on the duties at hand. Regardless of the victories, the 26-20 Yankees stay in fourth place within the AL East standings and started Friday trailing the first-place Tampa Bay Rays by six-and-a-half video games.
For these searching for extra fireworks between Toronto and New York, these golf equipment will not face one another again till September.