MLB admits error on timeout call that cost Yankees
Major League Baseball owned up to a call that cost the New York Yankees the tying run in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, MLB admitted that umpires erred in granting timeout to Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, which meant that the steal of home by New York’s Gleyber Torres was disallowed.
MLB also spoke to the Yankees about the time-out call at Dodger Stadium. In short, their message was that time shouldn’t have been called, sorry about that.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 27, 2019
Had timeout not been granted, Torres would have scored and the game would have been tied in the 9th. The Yankees ultimately lost, with Torres stranded on third after a pair of strikeouts.
It doesn’t appear that MLB can or will do anything else about it but apologize. That probably won’t make the Yankees, who were considering protesting the game, feel a lot better.