Detroit relief pitcher Rony García uncorked an extraordinarily wild pitch Tuesday night against the Yankees, though you could hardly blame him after he immediately left the game with a cracked fingernail, per the Tigers.
Facing an early 2–0 deficit, García faced Aaron Hicks in the top of the second inning with Isiah Kiner-Falefa at second base when he hung onto the ball too long and, well, just missed the mark on his 1-1 pitch. See for yourself:
Kiner-Falefa scampered to third on the misthrow and later came around to score on a sacrifice fly. Garcia was checked on by the trainer and thereafter pulled from the game, with the team later announcing he’d suffered a cracked fingernail on the pitch.
It was the second bizarre miscue of the night by a Tigers pitcher, as the Yankees struck for two runs in the first inning when starter Tyler Alexander mishandled a pop-up in front of the mound with two outs and the bases loaded.
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Those two miscues could lead the blooper reel for the entire 2022 season, and they happened within minutes of each other to the same team. Whatever’s going on in Detroit, taking the mound for the Tigers seems to be a cursed position at the moment.
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Source : Sports Illustrated