This New York Mets Pitcher Just Provoked The Yankees and Their Fans
Personally, I wouldn't have said what Trevor May just said, but then again, I'm not Trevor May.
In advance of the Subway Series between the New York Yankees and New York Mets, Mets' relief pitcher Trevor May gave his thoughts on the Yankees and their stadium. He commented on the method through which the front office builds their team, and then promptly signed his death certificate, mentioning the outfield fences and the distance from home plate.
Foot, meet mouth.
Here's what May said in a press conference before Thursday's game:
“The Yankees have never been shy about getting every single power bat in the league on their team at the same time,” May said Thursday before the Mets lost their second straight to the Marlins, 3-2. “It’s nothing normal. It’s guys you have got to be a little bit more careful with and not let them beat you. Fortunately we are playing in our graveyard of a park, so that is helpful. We will keep the 314-foot homers to a minimum.” - Trevor May from the New York Post
Trevor, do me a favor...STOP TALKING!
I've never been more certain that Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo or another one of the bruisers in the Yankees line-up is going to hit one to the third deck at Citi Field. Heck, we may even have a bridge ball this weekend off of May. All bets are off, because Trevor May just poked the metaphorical bear.
The season has improved as its gone on for Trevor May, who currently sports a 7-2 record, and a 3.58 ERA that's few points below his number with the Minnesota Twins a season ago. He has quickly become a reliable option towards the back end of the bullpen for the New York Mets, and is living up to the hype that was behind his signing.
That being said, you could be Trevor May, or Trevor Hoffman. No one should provoke the crosstown rivals the way that May just did. Watch for the balls to fly this weekend.