A weird thing happened in the sixth inning of Friday night’s game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. On a 2-2 count, the Yankees’ Gio Urshela took Ball 3 on a pitch from the Tigers’ Kyle Funkhouser. And Urshela took first base for a walk.


The Yankees’ broadcast on YES Network later had a pitch-by-pitch breakdown confirming that Urshela only saw three balls in the count, not the four required for a walk.

So, clearly the umpires (Vic Carapazza was the home plate ump) and Tigers totally spaced out here (maybe the Yankees knew, but they’re not going to point that out!).

The good news for the Tigers is that it didn’t backfire; the Yankees had a scoreless top of the sixth inning.

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