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Wednesday’s Mashup: Pedro Martinez calls out the Yankees for lack of energy

Lucy Burdge
August 22, 2018 - 5:47 am

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MLB: Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cleveland at Boston,7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: St. Louis at LA Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (ESPN)


-- Pedro Martinez called out the Yankees on Twitter Tuesday night, saying the team lacks energy and players aren’t hustling.

“The Yankees don’t seem to have the energy of a winning team. I understand some key players are injured, but they don’t seem to be hustling out there,” he tweeted.

Martinez also tweeted, “When you see a team that goes out there with energy, you see they carry momentum, they hustle, and they’re happy to be out there competing.”


“Imagine a son thinking he can critique his father like this,” someone replied to the tweet.

Martinez then tweeted the Nationals “don’t lack energy but I don’t think they are totally healthy,” and said Khris Davis reminds him of Manny Ramirez.

-- Richie Incognito was released on bail Tuesday after he was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up a funeral home in Arizona on Monday.

Incognito was supposedly talking with the staff at the funeral home following the death of his father last week when he suddenly started yelling at them and threatened to shoot them with the guns in his Ford Raptor.

In the emergency dispatch audio, the operator is heard saying Incognito was "mad at employees and wants to kill someone." Police arrived and Incognito was arrested for disorderly conduct.

The former NFL star was the center of a similar incident in May at a gym when he allegedly attacked another gym-goer and threw a dumbbell at him.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I'm preparing right now to hopefully, if it's possible, if the team needs me this year, to be ready. I don't know if they know it's possible, and I don't know if it's possible. All I'm doing right now is working." -- Dustin Pedroia, recovering from offseason cartilage restoration surgery on his left knee, on possibly playing again with the Red Sox