Apr 23, 2022
What was supposed to be a triumphant afternoon after the Yankees walked off the Guardians, 5-4, on Saturday quickly turned into a controversial one when fans began taunting and throwing trash at the Cleveland outfielders in the closing moments of the game.
It all started with two outs in the ninth inning and Isiah Kiner-Falefa up to bat. He drove a fastball over the head of Steven Kwan to score Tim Locastro and tie the game at 4. Kwan ran into the wall trying to catch the ball and was visibly in pain after the play was over.
While trainers and coaching staff tended to Kwan, fans began barking at the Guardians outfielders, including Myles Straw, who climbed the left field wall to get into the face of one of those in attendance.
“I didn’t know what was going on, but that can’t happen,” Kiner-Falefa said. “We played a good game today. I love the atmosphere, the fans, I love everything about them but we win with class. That’s what this organization is about, it’s about class. We’ll fix it next time.”
Following the game, Straw was asked about the incident and didn't hold back.
Source: Yahoo Sports (Photo by: NY Post)