Harrison Bader the latest Yankee to fall in brutal spot: ‘It can’t happen’


August 15, 2023 | 12:18 am

ATLANTA — The Yankees’ baserunning has cost them several times lately, with Harrison Bader being the latest offender Monday night.

In a game in which the Yankees fell behind by six runs, Bader singled with two outs in the sixth inning against Braves left-hander Max Fried.

But Bader then took the bat out of DJ LeMahieu’s hands with Fried, who is known for one of the best pickoffs in the game, picking him up at first.

“That can’t happen there,” coach Aaron Boone said after the 11-3 loss at Truist Park. “When you’re more desperate than we were – the only thing is he’s working his ass off there, but you can’t obviously get caught in that situation.”

Bader showed he wasn’t going anywhere on the field, but he was caught leaning too far off the bag.

The Yankees contested, but upon review, the call on the pitch stood.

“No matter how close I might have been, no matter how good his offense was, you just can’t get picked there,” Bader said. “I take full responsibility for this. Talk about it below [in the tunnel]. If it means standing 2 feet from the base, then so be it.

“A little too aggressive out there. No matter the situation, you can’t get picked there. That was it for me.”

Harrison Bader retires during the Yankees’ loss to the Braves on August 14.
Harrison Bader retires during the Yankees’ loss to the Braves on August 14.

Asked if he thought Fried made the save after calling it a “loose move,” Bader said he didn’t know.

“The same thing you can say about balls or strikes or ball movement or no movement, that’s what the umpires say,” he said.

The Yankees have now been retired 12 times this season, which is fifth in the majors.

Max Fried picks off Harrison Bader during the Braves’ win over the Yankees on August 15.

Ian Hamilton (2 ²/₃ innings, no runs) and Albert Abreu (three innings, three runs) cleaned up Clarke Schmidt’s mess on Monday to save the rest of the bullpen.

Still, it’s possible the Yankees will need to make a move to call up a pitcher before Tuesday’s game for bullpen protection with the struggling Luis Severino starting.

“We’ll see,” Boone said.

Jhony Brito could be optioned to Triple-A to open a roster spot.

The Yankees have two days off, meaning they could skip Brito’s spot in the rotation with Carlos Rodon possibly back next week.

Ian Hamilton pitches during the Yankees’ loss to the Braves on August 14.

LeMahieu returned to the lineup Monday after missing four games with right calf tightness.

He went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.

“Hopefully we’ve got it going and we’re ready, but yeah, probably keep an eye on him,” Boone said.

Anthony Rizzo did light jogging in the outfield Monday at Truist Park, the most activity he has done since landing on the disabled list with post-concussion syndrome on Aug. 3. T

The veteran first baseman is expected to work out again on Tuesday before flying back to New York for more testing and then returning to the Yankees on Friday in the Bronx.

Derek Jeter is about to become an Old-Timer for the first time.

The Yankees’ Hall of Fame shortstop will make his Old-Timer’s Day debut on Sept. 9 in the Bronx, one of 29 members of the 1998 team in attendance to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their World Series championship.

This year’s event will not feature a game, but will include the traditional Old-Timers’ Day introductions and a new Q&A roundtable discussion led by Suzyn Waldman, John Sterling and Michael Kay.

Other notable former Yankees slated to attend the event include Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre, Ron Guidry, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Willie Randolph.

One of the Braves’ iron players lost his streak on Monday when Ozzie Albies was sidelined for the first time this season with a tight hamstring.

But Matt Olson, Austin Riley and Ronald Acuna Jr. they were starting for the 118th time in the Braves’ 118th game.

“This is pretty amazing,” Boone said. “Now, when you look at it, all these guys are in their 20s and in the prime of their careers. So it’s possible, but I think in today’s game that’s pretty impressive.”

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