Yanks could face Cleveland’s bugs again in a throwback to ’07

Yanks could face Cleveland’s bugs again in a throwback to ’07

Their fans actually messed with what occurred in 2007, the New York Yankees could confront troublesome midges again when the American League Division Series moves to Cleveland this weekend.

The flying insects significantly amassed pitcher Joba Chamberlain during Game 2 of the 2007 Division Series at what was then called Jacobs Field. The bugs returned last weekend at nearby FirstEnergy Stadium for a NFL game between the Browns and Los Angeles Chargers.

Cleveland will host the Yankees on Saturday night for Game 3 of the ALDS at what’s presently called Progressive Field.

Midges hatch along Lake Erie a few times each year.

“I was at the Browns game on Sunday after the wild-card series and they were out in full force and it was the middle of the day. So I can only imagine when we get back,” Cleveland Guardians Game 3 starter Triston McKenzie said Friday. “When you try to swat them away, they don’t care and they will land on you anyway. I don’t even know how to explain it. That’s the best way to explain it. They will land on you.

“You can kill them and they will just stay there.”

Cleveland reliever Bryan Shaw said the midges are “all over your car” after games, yet there’s “nothing to really do.”

Bothered by the flies, Chamberlain threw a pair of wild pitches that permitted Cleveland to tie the score in the eighth inning. The Indians happened to an 11-inning win and a four-match series triumph.

Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens said he would have pulled the team off the field.

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