Rizzo was ejected from Thursday's game against the Orioles in the top of the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a strikeout to begin Thursday's matchup, but he was tossed after striking out in the eighth inning. The 32-year-old has now recorded hits in seven of his last eight games and will likely be available for Friday's series opener against the White Sox.
Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 6-2 victory against Baltimore. Rizzo scored the game's first run after reaching on a fielder's choice in the third inning, and he gave New York some extra cushion with a ninth-inning solo shot to left field. The long ball was Rizzo's first since April 29. The veteran got off to a hot start with a .284 average and nine homers over his first 20 games, but he has cooled off with a .146/.241/.271 slash line, one homer and three RBI over 13 contests in May.
Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Rizzo extended his modest on-base streak to five games with an infield single in the eighth inning, and he subsequently stole third base. However, the first baseman has gone 12 games without a long ball after slugging nine homers across his first 20 contests of the campaign. He's slashing .233/.350/.526 across 137 plate appearances overall.
Rizzo will sit Friday against the White Sox, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. Rizzo sits for just the third time this season. He's impressed in his first full season as a Yankee, hitting .232/.353/.536 with nine homers, though he's slipped to a .493 OPS over his last 11 games. DJ LeMahieu will handle first base Friday.
Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's win over the Rangers. Rizzo plated the only run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning on a double to left center. It marked the first baseman's first double since April 28 against Baltimore and his first RBI of the month after going just 2-for-20 in his first six games of the month.
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