Chase Headley never has felt worse rounding the bases.
While the Stadium crowd stood http://www.officialredssale.com/anthony-desclafani-jersey-c-1_8.html
and cheered and he received congratulations at home plate from teammates, the Yankees third baseman had a feeling his go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning wasn’t going to stand.
“I thought it was foul,” he said following the Yankees’ final game before the All-Star break. “I was stopping to come back [to the plate].”
Headley sensed right.
After a replay review of his towering shot into the second deck down the right-field line, the call was reversed to a foul ball.
Instead of a one-run lead and his fifth home run of what has been an up-and-down season for the veteran infielder, the Yankees still http://www.rd-corp.com/phil-rizzuto-jersey-c-1_17.html
trailed by two, and three pitches later, Headley struck out against former Mets reliever Carlos Torres. The Yankees failed to score in the frame — Clint Frazier flew out to shallow right field and Ji-Man Choi struck out — and couldn’t muster anything over the final three frames either, falling to the Brewers 5-3 Sunday afternoon.
“That’s one of those things that’s really deflating,” left fielder Brett Gardner said.
“It sucks when you’re running around the bases and you know it’s a foul ball,” said Headley, who had two hits and drove in a run. “Ball’s an inch foul. It goes 1 inch the other way, we’re winning the game. But didn’t.
“It’s tough. You’re trying to have a good at-bat. [But] that didn’t affect the rest of it. It’s two strikes, he made a good pitch.”
The reversed home run was symbolic of the lost day for the Yankees, who went an anemic 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position. As a result, they failed to win a series for the eighth consecutive time, and remained 3 ¹/2 games Tyler Ervin Kids Jersey behind the Red Sox in the AL East while falling into a second-place tie with the red-hot Rays.
“I thought when I hit it up it was going to stay fair,” Headley said. “It hooked a lot more than I thought it was going to.
“I was hoping I misread it, and it was fair. But I had a pretty good feeling it was foul.”