Carlos Correa’s extended at-bat against the Red Sox came to a disappointing end when the ref ruled a borderline pitch looked like a strike.
Carlos Correa isn’t quite ready with the Twins to start his debut season, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t produce incredible moments.
His strike on Sunday against the Red Sox was one such example.
Correa trailed 2-0 to Michael Wacha in the fourth inning. He managed to stretch the at-bat to 15 pitches.
The referee ruins the incredible 15-field Carlos Correa at bat
Unfortunately, the at-bat closed on a announced strike that definitely could have counted as a ball. Correa fouled nine pitches, including seven in a row at full counts.
Listen, umpires will say what they say, and the human element will be part of that equation (at least until automatic strike zones are implemented). However, sometimes you want the umps to read the space. A boundary line called Strike on the 15th pitch of an at-bat is just the most disappointing way to end it.
Correa wanted to take a base, but a 15-pitch racquet still has value. There are definitely worse record appearances.
Correa is batting .154/.241/.346 so far this season. On Sunday he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Boston pulled away late with six runs in the eighth inning. They won 8-1, dropping the Twins to 3-6 in the season.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/17/umpire-ruins-incredible-15-pitch-carlos-correa-bat/ The referee ruins the incredible 15-field Carlos Correa at bat