Juuuuuuust slightly outside off, he tried for the dugout and missed.
that’s what happened ninth inning of tuesday night game When Yankees a deterrent Michael King Tried to toss his pitchcom device in the dugout.
However, the pitcher’s 1.95 ERA and 30 strikeouts on the season could not prevent the faulty device from going into the stands.
“I’m not used to throwing away a rectangular little piece of electronics,” King said with a smile. through AP,
Got a right-hander with the Yanks Ryan McKenna swinging when he removed the pitchcom from his belt and threw it away after failing to work with the catcher Ben Rortwett,
“The one I got didn’t work. I don’t know if it just didn’t activate or what,” King said. “This is what happened where I was hitting the slider at the same time Ben was hitting the sinker. So every time I hit the slider, it was coming off as a sinker.
“I panicked because I know you can call the time for pitchcom, but I didn’t know if you could do it for a transmitter malfunction. So I just took it off and dodged it,” King said. said, referencing the new speed of baseball’s rules of play. “I thought it was definitely going to land in front of our dugout, and then it took off like a frisbee and I saw it float away.
“And then I saw it almost hit a fan. And then, apparently, they were pushing the button. Luckily it didn’t work.”
The right-handed batsman worked the first two walks aaron judge home run tied the game At the bottom of the innings. After a 1-2-3 10th in which King struck out a pair, the Yankees won. Anthony Volpe walk-off sacrifice fly,
The device was later retrieved by stadium personnel and returned to the home dugout. “We Got It Back,” The Manager Aaron Boone Confirmed.
Fortunately for King, the recovery of the device cost him the $5,000 replacement fee MLB charged for losing the device. A punishment that the reliever “didn’t know” about.
Of course, if hal steinbrenner Decided to send the 27-year-old Bill in for his wild toss.
King said, “I hope not.” “I’m so happy that (we got) back.”