Aaron Hicks hears 'Joey Gallo' chants during nightmare inning in left field


Frankie Montas and the Yankees thought they might be out of trouble in the fourth inning when Wander Franco lifted a fly ball into the left field corner, but Aaron Hicks dropped the ball on the run and temporarily sagged his shoulders in disappointment, thinking the ball fell foul.

Instead, it was actually fair, allowing an additional run to score and turning a 1-0 game into a 3-0 deficit, a margin seemingly insurmountable given the current Yankee lineup.

Hicks, who heard a loud chorus of boos after the play, then heard chants of “Joey Gallo” as he stood in left field, a nod to the failed trade for the lefty slugger who struggled badly in New York before being traded before this year’s deadline.

It got worse for Hicks, who was beat over his head after taking a tough route to what would have been a very tough ball to catch, a hard liner for a double that made it 4-0.

The Yanks would go on to lose 4-2, and Hicks was replaced by Estevan Florial the following inning. Florial was met with cheers.

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