Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14
New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez had to settle for a single after his hard hit down the third base line hit third base umpire Jerry Meals during Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays.


It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the hit by Nunez would have rolled into left field and given him a double had the ball not hit Meals and caromed right back to the infield.

To be fair, Meals did everything he could to get out of the way of the ball (displaying a pretty good vertical leap in the process), and normally this wouldn't be a big deal.  However, the Yankees are in a dogfight with the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the American League East, and Meals happens to be the same umpire that completely blew a call that cost the Yankees a game last week.  It's ironic that Meals still managed to impact the game without trying.

The Yankees could have used some more runs last night as they lost to the Rays 6-4.  If Nunez gets a double on the play, who knows how that play could have changed the game?

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Related: Yankees lose to Orioles on blown call by umpire (Video)

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