DETROIT (AP) — Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees was the beneficiary of a mix-up over the count Friday night, drawing a walk after only three balls.
Urshela came to the plate in the sixth inning against Detroit. After he fouled off several 2-2 pitches, the next offering from Kyle Funkhouser was way outside and went to the backstop. Urshela tossed his bat aside and headed to first. Nobody from the Tigers appeared to argue.
The Yankees did not end up scoring in the inning. Vic Carapazza was the plate umpire.
“It was a missed count,” crew chief Jerry Meals said after the game. “He went to first on three balls.”