In the top of the ninth of Sunday's game against the hard-charging Jays, Mark Teixeira reached into the stands near the Yankees dugout to try to catch a popup by Chris Colabello and after he couldn’t come up with it, a fan ran over him in an attempt to get the ball — almost twisting the first baseman's arm off in the process.
Mark Teixeira almost has hissy fit when fan tries to get the ball...gives him a shot! #yankees#bluejays#Teixeira pic.twitter.com/tAGQSGNhZQ— Nicholas Prins (@nohouzecalls) August 9, 2015
But not before Brett Gardner was drilled in the back of the head in left field when a teenage fan threw Jose Bautista’s home run ball back on the field in the fourth.
This fan threw back a Blue Jays’ home run ball… and hit Brett Gardner with it (via @BlueJaysPlus): https://t.co/GwFUYvf3w6— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 9, 2015
Neither player was injured by the fans’ recklessness, but both Yankees were peeved.
Teixeira, who snapped at the fan following the run-in, summed up the frustrating day, “You can insult. You can’t assault. We know you are upset we lost three in a row. Keep it to insults.”
The Yankees are hurting in more ways than one.