Social media erupted over the bizarre sight – ejections happen, yes but the grounds crew?
They hurried off the field but Timmons said he never ejected them.
“I didn’t ‘eject’ the grounds crew,” he told the Associated Press, via text. “I just didn’t want all of them behind the tarp, especially with the infield in.”
Rain began just minutes later but the Yankees came back to win the game 4-3 after Brett Gardner hit a two-run single, earning New York’s third straight win.
“That’s a situation you want to be in,” Gardner said after the game. “You want to be up there with the game on the line.”
The Yankees improved to 82-64 and clinched its 29th consecutive winning season, the second-longest streak in MLB history, behind its own 39-year run from 1926-64.
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