Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow....Blown Call Costs Armando Galarraga a Perfect Game

I know this is a Yankees blog and there's a Yankees game going on, but I had to flip on MLB.TV and check out the end of the Tigers-Indians game.

If you missed the ending or the replay on YES, Armando Galarraga was facing Indians SS Jason Donald with two out in the ninth and one out away from a perfect game. He got Donald to hit a weak grounder in between first and second, Miguel Cabrera fielded the ball and fired to Galarraga who was covering at first. He clearly beat Donald by a full step for what should have been the final out, but first base umpire Jim Joyce called the runner safe and Galarraga was robbed of the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. It would have been the greatest moment of his career, but instead the 28-year-old Galarraga had to settle for a one-hitter.

Honestly, it wasn't even close. But even if it was (again, it wasn't) shouldn't the pitcher always get calls like that if it's the final out of a perfect game? Here's a couple images (via Bless You Boys) and a video of the play:

The Tigers were understandable furious after realizing the call was blown and let Joyce know about it after the second final out was recorded. I'm pissed off about this and I hate the Tigers, so I can't imagine how angry the Tigers and their fans are right now.

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