At the trade deadline, the Yankees made two big catches when they acquired Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo. But as we all know, Joey Gallo hasn’t been very good with the Yankees. In fact, he was of no help.
Former Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose isn’t a Gallo fan, though. He attacked the outfielder.
It was the worst offensive line-up they could have put on the pitch. Their six-to-nine hitters were all automatic strikeouts. (Aaron) Judge and (Giancarlo) Stanton had to do something. If they didn’t, all the pressure was on Joey Gallo. You saw how it went.
How can someone who hasn’t played every day get taken out 213 times on takes? Ray Charles wouldn’t have had so many strikeouts. I can’t imagine being struck at bat 213 times without killing myself.
Unfortunately for Rose, he will have to endure another Gallo season in the Yankees uniform. The southpaw won’t become a free agent until the end of the 2022 season. With the performances he has offered the Yankees so far, I’m not sure he’ll be back afterwards.
In 58 games with the Bronx Bombers, Gallo hit 13 home runs, but only hit for .160. And in the most important game of the season, he finished zero in fours, with one strikeout.
If there’s anyone who knows hitting in the playoffs, it’s Pete Rose. But hey, he’s still not Hall of Fame eligible.