A day later, Aaron Hicks didn’t must hearken to the mounting jeers, however he was anticipated to hear to a couple phrases from Aaron Boone.
The Yankees supervisor left Hicks out of the lineup Saturday and stated he would have a chat with the outfielder whose season-long struggles culminated in a disastrous efficiency in Friday’s loss.
“I’ve not [talked to Hicks] but, however I’ll circle up with him and simply get him ready as greatest we are able to to be a contributor,” Boone stated earlier than the Yankees took on the Rays on the Stadium.
Hicks was pulled from Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Rays to start out the fifth inning after a pair of misplays within the fourth, when the house crowd set free its frustrations on the left fielder.
Hicks, who had already struck out in two at-bats, dropped a fly ball from Wander Franco down the road. He was sluggish to choose the ball again up – believing it to be foul – after which threw it in too late, permitting two Rays to attain and Franco to achieve second.
The subsequent batter was Randy Arozarena, who drove a line drive over the top of Hicks, who acquired rotated on the double.
Hicks – who heard “Joey Gallo” taunts – was gone an inning later. Boone stated “we’ll see” when requested Saturday if he may play Hicks once more at residence on this sequence.
Boone began Miguel Andujar in left discipline and Oswaldo Cabrera in proper discipline. The supervisor prompt that “changing into that concentrate on” from the group is making it harder for Hicks to bounce again.
“Hopefully that is one thing that you just get to that time the place you get via it, and it doesn’t hassle you – it doesn’t get to you,” Boone stated of Hicks, who’s 2-for-21 in his previous seven video games, bringing his OPS right down to .622. “You simply gotta do your job and hopefully, that is one thing that helps in that strategy of getting him there.”