One day after New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone stayed with his struggling starter for too long, he did it again. This time it was CC Sabathia and in an elimination game.
The veteran lefty wiggled through the first two innings. But the Boston Red Sox had a lot of loud contact in the third and scored three runs.
Twitter ripped Boone for leaving Sabathia in for too long.
Oh look, Aaron Boone stuck with his starter far too long and now it has backfired. pic.twitter.com/2RA2qYA15R
— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_Sports) October 10, 2018
You beat a bullpen team by never letting them leverage their bullpen. Aaron Boone did a great job of beating the #Yankees.
— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) October 10, 2018
Aaron Boone, watching the third inning: pic.twitter.com/Z81U385aBk
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 10, 2018
Remember when Terry Collins let Matt Harvey pitch the ninth?
What Aaron Boone is doing right now is less defensible.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 10, 2018
Aaron Boone saving his bullpen for the winter meetings?
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) October 10, 2018
Boone displaying the same lack of urgency that doomed #Yankees last night.
— David Lennon (@DPLennon) October 10, 2018
That 3rd run is on Boone not CC. Embarrassing to leave him in. There is no tomorrow boss man
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) October 10, 2018
This is a terrible job by Boone.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 10, 2018
Not for nothing: Joe Girardi would have put in a reliever.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) October 10, 2018
No matter how this game and series ends up, it will clearly be a serious learning experience for New York’s first-year manager.