Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey didn’t enjoy his recent trip to New York. And not just because he left town after the first two games of the Yankees’ three-game AL Division Series sweep with a 21.60 ERA.
Duffey, a 28-year-old righthander, took several shots at Yankees fans in a story published by The Athletic.
“I’m trying to think of a nice way to say it,” Duffey said of Yankees fans. “They hate you for no reason, which is what you want.”
Also, Duffey said: “Boston’s fun, they’re baseball fans. Yankee fans, they just hate people.”
Duffey pitched in both ALDS games at Yankee Stadium and allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings. He pitched a scoreless inning in Game 1, but gave up a grand slam to Didi Gregorius that turned Game 2 into a rout.
Duffey did not appear in the series finale on Monday at Target Field.