ESPN analyst Matt Vasgersian probably is wishing for a mulligan during Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
Vasgersian let out his best home run call during a first inning at-bat by Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The only problem, however, is that the ball topped out about 15 feet short from the top of the Green Monster and, with Stanton admiring it from the plate, went for a two-out single.
“Oh, he got another one! He got another one!,” Vasgersian exclaimed during the ESPN broadcast. “No! It’s off the Monster. And Stanton, who put it into the home run trot thinking the same thing I was, is satisfied with a single. Oh my.”
You can listen to it here.
“Well, Fenway Park can giveth and Fenway Park can take it away,” Vasgersian added as a follow up.
Alex Rodriguez, who was the color analyst to Vasgersian’s play-by-play duties, didn’t provide much help.
“A game of inches, but in a one-game playoff anything can count,” Rodriguez said.
Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi got out of the first inning with no additional damage.
Social media let Vasgersian have it following the call.
Vasgersian did have a home run call later in the first inning as Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run blast to center field to give the Red Sox an early 2-0 lead.
The single-elimination game between the Red Sox and Yankees can be viewed on ESPN with postgame coverage on NESN.
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