CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall had a elementary answer when asked if Chad Green’s representation strike him in a bottom of a sixth inning: “I’m not a umpire.”
Home image referee Dan Iassogna pronounced it did strike Chisenhall’s palm — not his bat — and awarded a Indians pinch-hitter initial bottom to bucket a bases. The call altered a march of Friday’s ALDS Game 2, as good as a march of a Yankees’ season, as they went on to lose 9-8 in 13 innings.
Replays seemed to uncover a representation strike Chisenhall’s bat, and given Gary Sanchez held a ball, Chisenhall should have struck out to finish a inning.
Instead, Francisco Lindor came to a image and strike a grand impact off a right-field tainted stick to get a Indians to within a run.
Joe Girardi opted not to plea a hit-by-pitch call, that held even Chisenhall off guard.
“With a volume of hurdles we have, it was surprising,” Chisenhall said. “On a video, apparently we couldn’t tell approbation or no. If it would have gotten overturned, we don’t know. I’m not a umpire.”
Neither is Sanchez, yet he attempted to get Girardi to plea a play.
“I only screamed, ‘Foul!’ [to a umpire],” Sanchez pronounced by an interpreter. “I suspicion we listened something. we wasn’t certain what.”
Sanchez looked over to a dugout, yet Girardi didn’t go for a review.
“There was zero that told us that he was not strike on a pitch,’’ Girardi said. “By a time we got a super delayed mo, we are over a minute. It was approach too late. They tell us we have a 30 seconds. They will take longer in replay. … And substantially being a catcher, my suspicion is we never wish to mangle a pitcher’s rhythm. That’s how we consider about it.”
Girardi finally private Green, and David Robertson finished a inning by distinguished out Jason Kipnis, yet a repairs had been done.
Both Sanchez and Chisenhall remarkable Chisenhall didn’t conflict on a pitch, another pointer that a round didn’t strike him, given it was a 97-mph fastball.
“I really listened something,” Sanchez said. “I wasn’t certain if it strike a bat. we don’t consider it strike him given he never reacted to that. He stood still there.”
“I didn’t conflict during all,” Chisenhall said. “I go with what a referee says. we felt some quivering down there in your palm and we go down to initial bottom and we let a replay take caring of itself.”
In this case, though, there was no replay, and Chisenhall concurred a break.
“Absolutely,” Chisenhall said. “I stabbed during a round there and got initial bottom and we took advantage of it.”
As for his miss of reaction, Chisenhall said: “Sometimes we don’t even know [if we got hit]. With replay now, we don’t try to sell anything. You don’t try to play anything off. You only run to initial and let replay take caring of it.”
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