Luke Voit upset over plunking, getting shown up by Tigers pitcher
Luke Voit was hit by a pitch for the second time this season during Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. To add insult to injury, the New York Yankees first baseman felt that he was later shown up by the pitcher who plunked him.
Voit was hit by a pitch from Joe Jimenez during the eighth inning. Given the many walking wounded already plaguing the Yankees, Voit mentioned when bemoaning the plunking he did not want to become the next injured Yankee.
“It’s just the second time I’ve been hit in the area this year,” Voit said, via the New York Post. “I get it, they’re trying to pitch up and in, but especially with all the injuries going around, it’s frustrating. I could have been the guy that’s No. 7 on the disabled list. I get it. He’s not trying to do it on purpose, but you never know what can happen. It’s just frustrating.”
To make matters worse from Voit’s perspective, with him on first, a Gleyber Torres liner was snagged by Jimenez, who casually strolled over to first base to double-off Voit, making an emphatic stomp on the bag in the process.
Voit allowed his anger get the best of him while still on the field. While walking back to the dugout, Voit could be seen mouthing something profanely untoward about Jimenez, and it appeared to be something about the pitcher’s physique.
Luke Voit had some parting words for Joe Jimenez in the 8th. . . pic.twitter.com/DFq9tg3xcQ— A.J. Herrmann (@AJHerrmannYES) April 3, 2019
“Yeah, a little bit,” Voit said after the game when asked if Jimenez’s antics bothered him.
As Voit alluded to in his comments about Tuesday’s hit-by-pitch, he was also plunked on Opening Day, and an incredible image capturing the precise moment just after the baseball drilled him in the left elbow really wowed the Internet.
This time around, though, the plunking only left Voit steamed, not the star of a viral image on social media.