The Yankees got a short end of the stick when the referee called a ball on what appeared to be a kick-off before the winner in the Tigers’ exit.
New York might have something to say about that because the 2-2 pitch right before the winning swing was called a ball when it looked like a hit.
Justin Wilson came close to finishing the game. Instead, he incurred a loss.
This is definitely a tough call. He is on the edge of the hit area and could have been summoned. If that were the case, it would have been game over and the Yankees would have won.
Was it the referee’s worst call this season? Not even close.
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The fact that there are close calls in nearly every game might not alleviate the hurt for Yankees fans. However, in this case, it is likely that there is nothing to think about for long.
He wasn’t the only failed referee in the game. The Yankees took advantage in the sixth inning when Gio Urchila was allowed to draw with only three balls. While taking an unearned base, the accident did not directly affect the score because the Yankees did not score.
New York needs to regroup and look to get back on track in Saturday’s next game. They are now 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox and are third in the Middle East.
As much as this mess call hurts, it wouldn’t be a problem if the Yankees got more of the squad. In his first four-stroke match, Giancarlo Stanton went 0 out of 5 with four strokes.
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