Joey Gallo is being destroyed by Yankees fans as he reaches new low

N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg
John Allen
Saturday July 16, 2022

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If the Joey Gallo era in The Bronx is coming to an end, it will be with neither a bang nor a whisper. H e is greeted with loud boos at Yankee Stadium.

Gallo, who is approaching the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought him to The Bronx, has yet to show the Yankees enough to justify significant playing time. With another deadline approaching, Gallo’s strikeout continues to rise.

In the Yankees’ 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, the outfielder went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeout.

Since June 18, the all-or-nothing slugger has almost always produced nothing. Gallo is 4-for-55 (.073) with 27 strikeouts and 14 walks with less than three weeks until the Aug. 2 deadline, at which point he is likely to be playing for another club.

Gallo struck out on three pitches in his first at-bat on Friday. His biggest moment came in the fourth inning, when Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s double gave the Yankees a chance to score. But Gallo’s two-out ground out ended the threat, and the fans booed even louder.

Gallo was given a third chance to redeem himself in the seventh inning against former Yankees prospect Garrett Whitlock. Gallo got ahead in the count on two consecutive balls. But he came up empty on three consecutive swings. His final whiff, brought the loudest boos of the night.

Still, manager Aaron Boone believes there is hope for Gallo.

Gallo has mostly been playing through the struggles with injuries. Aaron Hicks has recently been injured, but he pinch-hit for Kyle Higashioka in the 7th inning left field to replace Gallo.

If Hicks is ready to play regularly, Gallo might have to get more accustomed to the bench, especially Matt Carpenter continues to shine. Carpenter, a lefty hitter who can also play outfield, went 2-for-3 with a double and a hit-by-pitch on Friday. He is an important member of the team and a possible replacement for Gallo.

In the first inning, Gallo strong arm from left field kept J.D. Martinez from tagging up from third.

But the cheers from the audience were the only ones Gallo heard that night.

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