You have to score at least one run to win a baseball game. The Yankees didn’t. They lost. That said, the Umpires didn’t help. While the main story coming out of Sunday’s game has to be the absence of the Yankee offense, it is entirely possible that come Monday morning the biggest story from the game will be the terrible call that was made in the top of the eighth inning.
With two outs in the inning Omar Infante over ran second base after Austin Jackson hit a single to right field. Nick Swisher threw a strike to Robinson Cano who clearly tagged Infante out as he scrambled back to second base. The ball arrived before Infante, who visibly fell on Cano’s glove. Even in real time Infante was out. Second base umpire Jeff Nelson called Infante safe. TBS replayed the tag about a dozen times. The dude was out, by a lot. Jeff Nelson called him safe.
Joe Girardi came out to argue and was tossed, but what else could he do. Infante would score later in the inning, an inning that should have been over and instead saw the Tigers score two runs to expand their lead to 3 – 0. It was a terrible call, but the Yankees aren’t hitting. Without that call the Bombers probably would have lost 1 – 0.
That’s all you need to know about the game. The Yankee offense got just four hits and struck out ten times. That’s a recipe for a loss anytime of year. The biggest shame is that Hiroki Kuroda was dealing, pitching on short rest for the first time in his career. The box score will read that he pitched 7.2 innings and allowed three runs. Those of us who watched the game know he really tossed 8 innings and allowed just one run. Kuroda got it done. The Yankee offense didn’t. That’s why the Tigers have a commanding two games to none lead in the series.
LIKE TYA ON FACEBOOK
- TYA To Merge With It’s About The Money, Stupid
- What about Kevin Youkilis?
- Teix Now Front And Center On The “Needs To Produce” Radar
- Cashman: Heathcott A Dark Horse Candidate
- A Dog Chasing Cars
- Outfield Trade Targets
- The Problem With Brett Gardner
- A Look At Relief Prospect Branden Pinder
- The Yankees Should Be Realistic, Put Team on Short Leash in 2013
- Briefly discussing the internal options to replace Curtis Granderson
- Brand bc on Briefly discussing the internal options to replace Curtis Granderson
- http://2804lasela.wordpress.com/ on TYA Predictions: Bold predictions for 2012
- the tao of badass pdf on What about Austin Romine?
- Joey Parkhill on Dante Bichette Jr’s Swing
- lululemon factory outlet on Contact Us
- Cary on Will R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball Succeed In A Domed Stadium?
- Brenna on Links: Prospects, Support for A-Rod, Mariano is Love and Who’s in Center?
- Louis Vuitton Outlet Sale Singapore on The Monthly Prospector: April Edition
- Authentic Louis Vuitton Outlet Store on The Monthly Prospector: June Edition
- Louis Vuitton Outlet San Diego on Banuelos to Undergo Tommy John Surgery, Yankees Prospectors to Undergo Grief Counseling
TagsA.J. Burnett Alex Rodriguez Andy Pettitte Austin Romine Baltimore Orioles Bartolo Colon Boston Red Sox Brett Gardner Brian Cashman Bullpen CC Sabathia Chien-Ming Wang Cliff Lee Curtis Granderson David Robertson Dellin Betances Derek Jeter Francisco Cervelli Freddy Garcia Game Recap Hiroki Kuroda Ivan Nova Javier Vazquez Jesus Montero Joba Chamberlain Joe Girardi Johnny Damon Jorge Posada Manny Banuelos Mariano Rivera Mark Teixeira Melky Cabrera Michael Pineda New York New York Yankees Nick Johnson Nick Swisher Phil Hughes Prospects Rafael Soriano Red Sox Robinson Cano Russell Martin Tampa Bay Rays Yankees