Jays Pitcher Ross Stripling ‘Sorry’ About Outburst

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling is apologizing today after going after third basemen Joe Panik during a loss to the New York Yankees Wednesday.

Stripling yelled at Panik after he missed a play at third base during the game.

Panik fielded a grounder but threw it wide, which allowed Giancarlo Stanton to reach first. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. collided with Stanton as he attempted to catch the ball.

The pitcher said that he was “completely embarrassed” for yelling at Panik.

The Blue Jays were leading the game 2-1 lead at the time of the play. Stripling and the Jays got out of the frame with no damage, but the following inning, they gave up a two-run homer to Gary Sanchez and the Yankees rallied to a 3-2 win.

Stripling struck out nine Yankees in 6.2 innings. He allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on just three hits and two walks.

“It was like watching somebody throwing a no-hitter,” Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said.

“He was on. He dealt the whole time. That’s his fourth straight good outing, and that’s so good for us. He’s pitching great. He got in trouble after the error in the first inning, with only one run, and then he just dealt the whole time.”

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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