Yankees reliever has funny comment about quirky uniform matchup
Adam Ottavino and Terrance Gore combined to make uniform history on Friday night.
When Ottavino and Gore faced off against each other in the top of the seventh inning of Friday’s New York Yankees-Kansas City Royals game, it marked the first matchup in MLB history between two players wearing jersey number zero.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 20, 2019
Ottavino was asked about the quirk after the game and gave a funny comment, saying it was “two guys with a stupid number.”
Adam Ottavino on the first 0 vs. 0 matchup (vs. Terrance Gore) in MLB history: "I really don't know what to say about it honestly. Just two guys with a stupid number."
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) April 20, 2019
Gore has worn number zero for his entire time with the Royals, which spanned two stints (2014-2017, 2019). He wore No. 1 with the Cubs last season. Ottavino has worn four numbers during his career, with zero being his uniform of choice since 2013, according to Baseball-Reference.com.
As for the matchup, score a win for Ottavino, who struck out Gore and was credited with his third hold of the season in the Yankees’ 6-2 win.