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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.
Agreed. Completely embarrassed about it. Apologized to Joe individually and the team. Will never happen again
Young ballplayers, be better than this. https://t.co/bjUyVLulv1
— Ross Stripling (@RossStripling) June 17, 2021
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.”