Mets' Jordan Yamamoto Calls Out Fans for Harassing Wife Madison on Social Media

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIMay 24, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 13:  Jordan Yamamoto #45 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 13, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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New York Mets starter Jordan Yamamoto didn't have a great outing in his first start of the year Sunday, and after he left the outing, he had to deal with another issue—fans harassing his wife on social media.

Yamamoto took to Twitter on Monday to share a message to fans, who were blaming Madison Yamamoto for his poor start after she flew to Miami to surprise him at the game.

"I understand as a professional athlete, [harassment] comes with the territory," he wrote. "But our family and spouses did not sign up for that. They don't deserve that! No one deserves that." 

Jordan Yamamoto @jyamaz50

To: #MetsTwitter pic.twitter.com/Pu3ZOGZ28u

Jordan Yamamoto @jyamaz50

For clarification: <br>1: I did not imply that the whole fan base is bad. I truly love the welcoming arms that the fans have given me and my family! <br>2: Criticize me on my performance not my family.<br>3: #LGM

Yamamoto, who has appeared in one other game for the Mets this season, lasted four innings in Sunday's 5-1 loss. All five of the Marlins' runs came in the second inning, with four of them credited to Yamamoto.

The 25-year-old, who was recalled from the team's Triple-A affiliate on Saturday, was pulled from the game due to right shoulder soreness

Madison Yamamoto addressed the hate she was receiving on Sunday and said she would fly to Miami again "in a heartbeat": 

Madison Yamamoto @madiyamamoto

Wow, from love to now hate so fast Mets fans. As my phones blowing up with nasty tweets..I just want to remind you that we’re human. I am a WIFE, cheering on her husband. No matter the runs. Your passion for the game is great and all, but stay classy. 🤙🏼

Madison Yamamoto @madiyamamoto

And for flying out here.. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Not many people get the opportunity to watch their loved one be a big leaguer.

Yamamoto, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school in 2014, made his MLB debut for Miami in 2019. He appeared in 19 games for the franchise across two seasons before he was dealt to the Mets in exchange for Federico Polanco. 

He has a 6.75 ERA through his two appearances this season, having earned the win in a May 5 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed one run in 2.2 innings. 

Through three games in Triple-A ball this season, he has a 3.72 ERA.