What a crazy night in the baseball world.
Amid the fallout of Giancarlo Stanton being hit in the face tonight in Milwaukee, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley was hit in the mouth by a 98 mph fastball from Rays closer Jake McGee to begin the top of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. You can watch it here.
Headley had some blood under his chin, but was able to walk off the field under his own power. That’s a good sign, but Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports that Headley will see a doctor to get X-rays for his jaw.
If tonight wasn’t crazy enough, the Yankees ended up winning the game 5-4 after McGee served up a three-run walk-off homer to Chris Young, who broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid just one inning earlier. Coming into tonight’s action, McGee hadn’t allowed a home run over his first 68 appearances this season. Young was terrible before the Mets finally cut ties with him last month, but pinstripes are suiting him pretty well thus far.
Here’s video of Young’s game-winning blast:
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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.