Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka believes that Prakash played a disastrous sixth inning at Buffalo’s Sahelyn Field, with the Blue Jays scoring 10 runs.
According to the Toronto Sun’s Rob Longley, when asked about New York’s pitching struggles, Higichoka said, “It was a (hard) time with a lot of signs.” It’s very dark there. Once it got really dark, yes. There were stickers on my fingers but it still looked like it wasn’t too much. ”
He said: “I think I’ll have to take a look to see if they were probably tipping or something. We were a little wrong about that innings.”
Lighting at Sahlen Field was a question mark before the Blue Jays decided to play their home game at Buffalo for the 2020 campaign, and improvements were made to bring the ballpark up to MLB standards.
Blue Jazz prospect Adam Klophenstein took a favorable jab at the Yankees on Twitter about his lighting concerns:
Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino, who was charged with six earned runs without scoring a single, conceded that the Toronto hitter might know what was coming.
“It’s just bizarre,” Ottavino said. “Myself and (fellow reliever Chad Green) did not get any swing and missed that entire innings and we are both above average swing and miss pitcher.
“Swing and don’t miss, it’s either a sign that my stuff wasn’t good, that my place wasn’t good, or that they were doing something on me. They either had a great attitude or they knew That’s what’s coming, any of them. ”
New York has now lost 14 of its last 19 games.