New York Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe was in the middle of a weird moment during the team’s 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night.
Volpe was focused and ready for the bottom of the eighth when a fan ran into the infield from left field and got close enough to the young shortstop to throw a jersey at him. The fan seemed to want to give Volpe the shirt as he walked away.
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The fan was approached by security.
«I was quite surprised by the whole thing. He was saying something, but I couldn’t hear what he was saying,» Volpe said after the match. «I think stadium security did a very good job.»
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it appeared the man was angry.
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«Usually it’s just a drunk jerk having fun with a bet,» Boone said. «He looked like he was mad at something.»
Volpe finished the game 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.
Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fourth time in as many games and reached the 1,000 RBI mark in the win. The home run capped a five-run second inning and helped the Bronx Bombers win.
«He’s definitely hitting better,» Boone said. «Most of us in this room have seen it tick, so I don’t want to say it’s there because that’s a different level. But I feel like the last 10 days, two weeks, it’s definitely continuing to move in the right direction.»
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New York moved to 50-43 with the win and Colorado fell to 35-58.
Associated Press contributed to this report.