Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game and is facing a fine after arguing with an umpire in Friday’s 7-5 win over the Tigers, MLB announced Sunday.
The Yankees released a statement revealing Boone will serve the suspension when New York concludes its series against the Tigers on Sunday.
Aaron Boone has been hit with a 1-game suspension for his run-in with Nic Lentz at home plate Friday night. Serving today.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) September 2, 2018
Boone was ejected Friday after throwing a tantrum and arguing with umpire Nic Lentz. He wasn’t happy with the strike zone and decided to show Lentz his reading of the zone.
“I just had some issue with the zone on a couple key pitches that I felt like were missed and I took exception to it and I guess he had heard enough,” Boone said.
Aaron Boone really just went to home plate, squatted, and showed the home-plate umpire why he was wrong before he cussed him out. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/24ATMGXyja
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 1, 2018
He also used some choice words.
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN TODAY IS NOT A PAYDAY FRIDAY!?!?” – Aaron Boone, probably.pic.twitter.com/IJfLW5pn2w
— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) September 1, 2018
Boone had the support of his players, though, as Yankees ace Luis Severino said, “It was great.” First baseman Luke Voit echoed a similar sentiment, saying, “All of us respected that.”
“It just shows that he’s got us, and he wants us to succeed just as much as he does, and he’ll do what it takes. That was the right situation for him to do that.” Voit said, per ESPN. “It just shows what kind of guy he is. He wants to win.
“We were stuck in a rut. We weren’t getting the job done these last couple games, and for him to do that, it definitely pumped us up.”