Tex jacked a three-run homer in the second inning off Mets starter Steven Matz before firing up his Yankees’ teammates by yelling at Matz when the lefty drilled him in the left shin the next time up at bat.
Teixeira's reaction to getting hit by Matz was punctuated by him screaming at Matz, “You’ve got to be kidding,’’ as Mets catcher Rene Rivera escorted Teixeira to first base while players from the dugouts and bullpens came out onto the field and puffed out their chests.
Tempers flare in New York, as Mark Teixeira gets plunked by Steven Matz after his 3-run homer. #Yankees #Mets pic.twitter.com/LRhWKnmZ1g— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) August 4, 2016
Firing his shin guards into the air as Teixeira was escorted to first might have been a funny sight but maybe not as comical as the pumped up Mets bullpen standing around waiting for some action.
Teixeira's home run helped the Yankees to a 9-5 Subway Series victory over the Mets in front of a sold-out crowd of 48,339 — the largest Yankee Stadium crowd this season.