They're supposed to be very loyal to their team but this is a very ugly scene last night
By Dan Martin
June 28, 2016 | 2:55am
It was a Nightmare on 161st Street.
The Yankees, who were three outs away from a victory, instead were dealt a crushing 9-6 loss by the Rangers following an interminable rain delay.
Kirby Yates, in relief of Aroldis Chapman after the game was stopped in the top of the ninth for 3:35 (and resumed at 2:15 in the morning), imploded. He hit three batters and allowed a two-run single to Adrian Beltre as the Rangers stormed back with a four-run ninth following a controversial delay.
“It’s hard for me to understand what happened tonight, how it got to this point,” Joe Girardi said. “But it did and we lost.”
Chapman was looking for his 16th save when he entered Monday’s soggy game in The Bronx.
The closer had already walked Robinson Chirinos to start the ninth and fallen behind Shin-Soo Choo when Girardi approached home plate umpire John Tumpane to complain about the conditions — even though rain had been falling for at least three innings.
Amazingly, the ploy worked — or so it seemed — and the game was halted.
“It was tough out there,” Chapman said through a translator. “I couldn’t get a really good grip on the ball [and] was slipping a little bit. It was very wet out there.”
When the rain finally stopped, it was nearly 2 a.m., and there were about 100 fans remaining in the Stadium.