Yankees� st louis cardinals baseball jersey 39; Aroldis Chapman booed off mound after giving up lead in loss to Mets
Aroldis Chapman had a Fourth of July to forget S st louis cardinals mlb jersey jackie robinson unday, giving up a home run rocket and facing red glares as the losing pitcher in the first game of the Yankees-Mets doubleheader.
The Yankees' All-Star left-hander came on to close Sunday's opener st louis cardinals jerseJose Altuvey cheap in the top of the seventh with his team holding a 5-4 lead. Three batters and 15 pitches later, Chapman was booed off the mound after giving up a home run, a hit batsman andMLB Pajamas| Keychains a walk.
Pete Alonso, Chapman's first batter, smashed the homer, a 406-foot blast on a 1-2 count to tie the game 5-5.
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Next up was Michael Conforto, whom Chapman hit on an 0-2 count. Chapman then had an eight-pitch battle with Jeff McNeil, eventually walking him on a 3-2 count to put runners on first and second. By that point, Yankees manager Aaron Boone had seen enough and took his closer off the mound amid boosMLB Pants from the home crowd.
Lucas Luetge came on after Chapman exited, but he didn't fare much better. First, he allowed a single to Kevin Pillar that loaded the bases. Two batters later, Jose Peraza notched a controversial two-run double after fan interference in the outfield to score Conforto and McNeil and give the Mets a 7-5 lead:
Even if the interference hadn't occurred, it's still likely the Mets would have taken the lead on the play. Pillar an st louis cardinals mlb jersey in the national d Peraza scored on a Brandon Nimmo single (Nimmo moved up a base on a throwing error by Aaron Judge), and th men's st louis cardinals jersey en Francisco Lindor followed with an RBI single to score Nimmo one batter later.
Mets pitcher Seth Lugo retired the side in the bottom of the seventh to keep the score 10-5 in favor of tTrevor Story Red Sox Jerseyshe Mets in the seven-inning game. Chapman ended up with this unenviable stat line: zero innings pitched, one hit, three earned runs. His season ERA jumped st louis cardinals mlb jersey 42 to 4.71.
Chapman could get redemption in Game 2 of the doubleheader. (UPDATE: He didn't. Chad Green got the save in a 4-2 Yankees victory.) Regardless, considering it was the Yankees — and how badly Chapman has struggled since MLB implemented crackdowns on illegal substances on pitchers' persons — the bad outing created quite the reaction on Twitter: