Home plate umpire Chris Segal sent Gardner to the clubhouse for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout during Mike Tauchman's at-bat. The only problem was, Gardner vehemently claimed he wasn't the guilty party:
Gardner further expressed his frustration following the loss and questioned whether Segal would face repercussions for his mistake:
According to the New York Post's Ken Davidoff, Cameron Maybin struck out immediately preceding Tauchman's at-bat on a slider "that appeared low." Television cameras showed Gardner hitting his bat off the top of the Yankees dugout to show his disgust, but he didn't verbalize anything about the strike call.