Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Benches clear during Astros-Yankees blowout after Carlos Gomez bat flip (VIDEO)

There wasn’t much for Yankees fans to get excited about during the Astros’ 15-1 beatdown of the Bombers Tuesday night, but Carlos Gomez and the Yankees’ bench did their best to provide a little drama in the top of the sixth when the benches cleared.

After Gomez flied out to center for the second out of the inning, he slammed his bat down, seemingly angry with himself.

As he jogged to first, a voice from the Yankees dugout caught Gomez’s attention and the center fielder jawed back “Shut up” three times.

“I threw my bat in frustration,” Gomez said. “If you scream at me, I’m gonna scream at you back.”
Gomez coyly said he wasn’t sure who was yelling at him, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted he gave the center fielder an earful.

“I just told him to play the game the right way,” Girardi said. “They are kicking our rear ends and show a little professionalism. I know you missed a pitch and you are frustrated by it. … He plays hard but there have been a number of clubs who have taken exception to some of the things he has done on the field.’’

Gomez was confronted by Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy near the plate before he was pulled away toward his own dugout by his teammates.

According to ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand, Gomez mouthed off some more after the game.

"If they feel frustrated, that's not my problem," Gomez reportedly said. "This is part of the game, part of the nature of competition, and those who don't know how to compete, can just go home and cry."

Gomez later hit a three-run homer off Chris Capuano and rounded the base without incident.

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