The Yankees are already a 50-win ballclub, and nobody on that team gets strikeouts at a higher rate than relief pitcher Dellin Betances. That’s why I don’t feel too bad laughing along with his teammates as Betances learns what it’s like to be on the other side of Major League pitching. In the eighth inning of a win against the Phillies, the pinstriped reliever struck out in his first career at-bat on three pitches from Yacksel Rios.
Betances, who couldn’t even find a proper-fitting helmet, looks as comfortable in the batter’s box as any unremarkable fan would look if they tried to hit in the pros.
Gary Sheffield would prefer you not tarnish his immortal waggle.