New York Mets pitcher Jordan Yamamoto is not having the best of times right now. His recent performance in New York Mets’ match against the Miami Marlins left much to be desired, as Yamamoto completely broke down and it resulted in a 5 – 1 loss for the Mets.
Unfortunately for Yamamoto, his bad day only got worse as his wife was constantly harassed by angry Mets fans and it got to such a point, that Yamamoto himself had to tell them to stop.
Jordan Yamamoto took to Twitter and wrote a lengthy message where he pleaded with fans not to harass his wife for his poor performance, adding that he appreciated the true fan base that stood up for his wife against the toxic comments.
“I know Twitter is sometimes not a very nice place and to some of you it may seem fun to troll people. But you don’t go an harass my WIFE!
“She isn’t the one playing the game nor wearing the uniform!”
Yamamoto’s performance was very poor to say the least, as he allowed 6 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in just 4 innings of work. To make matters worse, he also suffered a shoulder injury during the match.
While it is not known just exactly what was said to his wife, knowing that Twitter can be a very toxic and volatile place, it is certain that it was something that took its toll on Yamamoto mentally. We do not condone such immature and toxic behavior simply because a player wasn’t able to play to the best of his ability.
I will address this once and once only. I know Twitter is sometimes not a very nice place and to some of you it may seem fun to troll people. But you don’t go and harass my WIFE! She isn’t the one playing the game nor wearing the uniform! If you should be trolling any one, it should be me. Tag me and comment on my posts, it is my fault and my fault alone. I gave up those 5 runs. My own errors and lack of focus got away from me that inning. So don’t go and harass her! Because I understand as a professional athlete, that comes with the territory. But our family and spouses did not sign up for that. They don’t deserve that! No one deserves that. We preach love and compassion towards one another. So with all that being said, I truly appreciate the true fan base for sticking up for my wife when they seen those nasty tweets. So thank you! Also we are moving onward and upward! That game is in the past and it is time to move to today because we have a new series and a new day to get better and be better! Much Love #MetsTwitter