Umpire’s blown call costs Yankees game before Tigers’ walkoff home run

Umpire’s blown call costs Yankees game before Tigers’ walkoff home run

Umpire misses a close strike 3 call that would have ended the game and the Tigers stroll it off with a home run on the next pitch pic.twitter.com/H2RItqu5SM.
— Talkin Yanks (@TalkinYanks) May 29, 2021.

Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman against the Yankees. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports).
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The Yankees got the brief end of the stick when the umpire called a ball on what appeared like the game-ending strike prior to the Tigers walk-off winner.
The Detroit Tigers took the first video game in their series versus the New York Yankees due to the fact that of a walk-off crowning achievement from Robbie Grossman. However did they are worthy of the success?

Its on the edge of the strike zone and might have been called. If it had actually been, the video game would have been over and the Yankees would have gotten the win.
The Yankees benefited in the sixth inning when Gio Urshela was enabled to draw a walk with only three balls tossed. While he took an unearned base, the event didnt straight impact the outcome as the Yankees didnt score.

Thats definitely a difficult call. Its on the edge of the strike zone and could have been called. The video game would have been over and the Yankees would have gotten the win if it had actually been.
Was it the worst call an umpire has produced this season? Not even close.
New York cant stick around on a blown call against the Tigers.
The reality that there are calls that close in just about every game might not alleviate the hurt of Yankees fans. In this case, its probably not something to dwell on for too long.
It wasnt the only umpire error in the video game. When Gio Urshela was permitted to draw a walk with only 3 balls thrown, the Yankees benefited in the sixth inning. While he took an unearned base, the event didnt directly impact the outcome as the Yankees didnt score.
New York requires to look and regroup to get back on track in the next video game showing up on Saturday. Theyre now 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox and sit 3rd in the AL East.
As much as that blown call harms, it would not have actually been a concern if the Yankees got more out of their lineup. In his very first video game back from a quad injury, Giancarlo Stanton went 0-of-5 with four strikeouts.

When it looked like a strike, New York might have something to state about that because the 2-2 pitch right before the winning swing was called a ball.
Justin Wilson came this close to ending the game. Rather, he chose up a loss.