During the seventh inning of game four in the American League Championship Series, Gleyber Torres Unfortunately, he made a mistake that opened a gap that the Houston Astros took the opportunity to complete the sweep over the New York Yankees.
With the Mules up 5×4 and Jose Altuve running at first, Jeremy Peña hit a ground ball to the second base lot, the connection seemed ideal for a double play, however, Torres threw wide to Isiah Kiner-Falefa, which left both runners alive.
After that, unstoppable Yordan Alvarez which tied the score, plus a single by Alex Bregman who drew the 6×5 with which he closed the board.
The Yankees’ Venezuelan second baseman was criticized a lot, however, the Statcast analysis platform offered its interpretation of that play.
In the first instance, they recognized that the way in which he launched Kiner-Falefa was inappropriate, however, they added that he was also wrong because of the way he positioned himself.
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“Both very fast running backs, I think I rushed a little bit to make that play. I feel like it’s my mistake. Kiner tried to do the best he could, but I feel like, all season long, I make that game very easy. Tonight, he felt a bit rushed”, said the man from Caracas.
“I feel terrible right now because I know we can do the double play and finish the inning right then. I made that mistake. I feel like I need to learn to have a little more control in that situation. It’s a tough defeat.”added number 25.
“It was difficult, he threw it hard”, pointed out the shortstop of the New Yorkers. “Normally that year-round would be like a soft spin so we can spin it, but I rushed it a little bit and didn’t have time to stretch.”
“If I had stretched, maybe I would have caught the ball, but I wouldn’t have been able to stay on base, so I was still trying to take the option to get one out. But he was too far away for that, so he managed. However, it is not his fault because he played very well all year”, commented.
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It is a trend because an error was marked on this play, it was probably the cause of the Yankees’ defeatpic.twitter.com/PYmZ30mSZM
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MLB: Statcast and explanation of Gleyber Torres’ mistake against the Astros (+Video)