Aaron Boone was ejected before high noon, and Luis Severino was solid enough in his return to a Major League mound as the Yankees took down the Reds 4-1 in Cincinnati, Sunday.
Boone was ejected in the bottom of the first inning for arguing about Red DH Jonathan India scoring on a botched fly ball by Jake Bauers, that was reviewed and ruled in the Reds favor, stating that the ball was in fair territory rather than foul territory. Boone was upset the umpires allowed India to score all the way from first.
It’s not even noon yet and Aaron Boone has already gotten ejected @short_porch @StoolBaseball pic.twitter.com/4XeJeXgsbj— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 21, 2023
According to the New York Post: “First-base umpire Nestor Ceja had signaled that it was a foul ball, so Bauers did not have any reason to quickly get to his feet after the sliding attempt and try to throw home to get India.”
Review determined it was a fair ball, and a double.
It was the first time a manager had been ejected before 12 noon.
Boone wasn’t alone getting the heave-ho. Red manager David Bell was also ejected in the eighth inning for arguing the Yankees reliever Wandy Peralta used a quick pitch.
Reds Manager David Bell gets ejected after arguing that Peralta quick pitched. pic.twitter.com/FjtSgz6yQe— Dugout Station (@DugoutStation) May 21, 2023
By the way, this was also the return to the majors for Luis Severino. After missing the start to the 2023 season and rehabbing in Somerset this past week, Severino was solid, holding the Reds to a single run on four hits over 4.2 innings with five strikeouts. He threw 75 pitches.
Anthony Volpe RBI double, Yankees lead 4-1 pic.twitter.com/Ly1HnjTGbh— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 21, 2023
Harrison Bader hit his fourth home run of the year since returning from the IL to put the Yankees up 2-1. Gleyber Torres would follow with a solo shot of his own in the sixth. Anthony Volpe drove in his 19th run of the year on an RBI-double in the seventh.
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