LADY AT THE BAT: Big Mike, Umpire Review Help Yankees Take Series Opener vs Marlins

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Big Mike, Umpire Review Help Yankees Take Series Opener vs Marlins

Last night the Yankees began their longest home stand to date, defeating the Miami Marlins 2-1. Michael Pineda flirted with history, which might have been forgotten had one of the plate umpire's calls not been overturned after Adeiny Hechavarria slid into home plate.

I watched that replay probably half a dozen times. I still don't know if Hechavarria was safe or out. On YES, Michael Kay and company were stumped as well. The review itself took a bit longer than average. All of these factors pointed to one conclusion: No conclusion. I was expecting the play to be ruled inconclusive, which meant the call would have stood and the tying run would have scored. Who knows what would have happened after that?

But the win was a good start to the home stand. It was the first of eight games at the Stadium. Previous home stands this season have been no longer than six games. After they wrap things up with the Marlins tonight, the Yankees will host the Tigers this weekend, before finishing things up with the Phillies.

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Enjoy the rest of the home stand, Yankees Universe.

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