NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s no secret that, with the way they’ve been playing lately, the Yankees need all the batting practice they can get.
But before Tuesday’s game at Baltimore, they didn’t get any.READ MORE: Gravity Of Gabby Petito's Killing Hits Long Island's Blue Point: 'It's Kind Of Like A Shattered Community'
Just after the Orioles completed their BP at Camden Yards, the grounds crew pulled the tarp over the field. There were some sprinkles during the time the Yankees would have taken batting practice, and no rain fell during the game, which the Orioles won 4-1.New Study Shows COVID Vaccines Are Safe For Pregnant Women, Also Protect Newborns
It may or may not have been gamesmanship by Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Regardless, Yankees skipper Joe Girardi was clearly annoyed when he realized what was happening.
“They’re covering the field?” Girardi said while speaking to reporters in the third-base dugout. “Of course, they hit and (now) they’re covering the field.”MORE NEWS: NJ TRANSIT Bus, Car Crash In Irvington Takes Out Utility Poles
The Yankees (8-16) are batting .234 as a team and are tied for last in the major leagues with 82 runs.