Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yankees protest loss to Red Sox


The Yankees played the final four innings of Tuesday's 7-6 loss against the Red Sox under protest, claiming that there was no indication of an injury to starter Josh Beckett when he was removed from the game.

"They signaled to the bullpen before they announced to the umpire that he was hurt," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Beckett left the game after allowing Robinson Cano's two-run double in the fifth inning, which gave the Yankees a 5-0 lead at the time.

Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell visited the mound, and after talking to Beckett, Farrell pointed first toward the Boston bullpen and then gestured to manager Terry Francona, who called in Manny Delcarmen to replace Beckett.

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1 comment:

wlh1933 said...

The rules must have changed wince I was a pitcher 60 years ago, but since when did a pitcher have to be injured in order to be replaced on the mound? There were lots of times I got pulled, because I wan't doing a good job, not because I was injured!