The Yankees turned a 4-0 deficit into a 7-4 lead by the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday afternoon, but Aaron Boone’s good mood was short lived.
With one out in the ninth, Boone called on his closer Aroldis Chapman, who appeared to sneak in a slider on the outside corner to strike out Mark Canha, but home plate umpire Sean Barber ruled it as ball three. On the next pitch, Chapman fired a 99 mph fastball that also appeared to catch the zone, but Barber again ruled it a ball, leading to a walk for Canha.
Boone immediately started shouting at Barber until he was ejected, then came out to get in some final words.
Boone has appeared to be managing with more urgency since his team lost two delating games in Philadelphia, and now looks to be turning up the intensity again.
Barber appeared to miss another blatant strike call later in the inning, but Chapman and the Yankees rebounded to close out a 7-5 win.
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