Yankees star Anthony Rizzo has an unbelievable dugout meltdown after being ‘turned around’ in a shock 4-0 loss by the Tampa Bay Rays…
- Anthony Rizzo was extremely frustrated after a controversial call by the referee on Tuesday
- The ball hit him out of bounds but the referee said he made no move to get out of the way
- Rizzo returned to the dugout and slammed his helmet against the seats
- The Yankees lost again – this time a 4-0 shutout against the Tampa Bay Rays
The New York Yankees slumped to another miserable defeat Tuesday night, and their feelings were summed up by a rare moment of anger from Anthony Rizzo, who was caught on camera in the middle of an epic meltdown.
The Bronx Bombers fell 4-0 to their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Raysand early in the game, Rizzo was subject to a controversial call from the umpires – which he didn’t take well.
In the bottom of the third, the Yankees first baseman was hit by a Ryan Yarbrough curveball, but umpire DJ Reyburn ruled that he didn’t make enough of an effort to get out of the way of the pitch.
Anthony Rizzo was furious after a controversial call from the referee on Tuesday night
The first baseman returned to the dugout and repeatedly slammed his helmet against the seats
None of his colleagues even flinched when the Florida native vented his anger after the strikeout
Skipper Aaron Boone came onto the field to dispute the call as well, but it stood and two pitches later, Rizzo was struck out and returned to the dugout.
Instead of simply taking his seat, the 33-year-old Florida native took his anger out on his helmet, slamming it into the seat several times in a rare show of anger.
None of his teammates seemed keen to get involved, so let the situation play out, and after the defeat, Rizzo knew the reasons for his meltdown.
“When you feel like you have a call, it’s annoying at any time,” Rizzo told reporters, per the New York Post.
Rizzo was driving with DJ Reyburn, but the call stood and soon after, Rizzo was beaten
Yankees skipper Aaron Boone separates Rizzo from the home plate umpire as tempers flare
‘We are competing at the highest level here. I’m up here talking [the media]. I feel that referees have no responsibility when they miss something like that.’
The Yankees have scored just eight runs in their last six games, leaving the field Tuesday night to anger the Bronx crowd.
Although they still have an 11-game lead in the AL East, the 2-8 streak in their last 10 games is a concern for the upcoming series’ against the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets.
Yankees star Anthony Rizzo has unbelievable dugout meltdown after ‘flipping’ in Rays loss
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