MLB fans weren’t happy about umpires allowing New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán to continue playing after he was caught with a sticky substance in his hands in Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.
There was a brief halt in the game at Yankee stadium after umpires noticed Germán using a foreign substance. Umpires met with Germán and manager Aaron Boone and told him to wash his hands, and the 30-year-old was allowed to stay in the game.
You can see the clip of the interaction below:
Further adding to the controversy, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was ejected after arguing with umpires.
Per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Boone said postgame that the substance was rosin. He was apparently using “too much” of it to the point where the umpires wanted to check it out.
The events of this little incident, predictably, led to plenty of angry tweets from baseball fans.
Germán pitched 6.1 innings, allowing just three hits and one earned run. He recorded 11 strikeouts and zero walks, and the Pinstripes cruised to a 6-1 victory. They followed it up with a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon to salvage a four-game series split.
The Yankees will return to action when they host the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.