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Carlos Correa’s extended at-bat against the Red Sox came to a disappointing end when the umpire ruled a borderline pitch a strike looking.
Carlos Correa hasn’t completely hit the ground running with the Twins to start his debut season but that doesn’t mean he isn’t producing incredible moments.
His strikeout on Sunday against the Red Sox was one such example.
Correa fell behind 0-2 against Michael Wacha in the fourth inning. He managed to extend the at-bat to 15 pitches.
Umpire ruins incredible 15-pitch Carlos Correa at-bat
Unfortunately, the at-bat closed out on a called strike, which definitely could have been ruled a ball. Correa fouled off nine pitches including seven straight with a full count.
Listen, umpires are going to call what they call and the human element is going to be part of that equation (at least until automatic strike zones are implemented). Sometimes you want the umps to read the room though. A borderline called strike on the 15th pitch of an at-bat is just the most disappointing way to end it.
Correa will have wanted to take a base but there’s still value in a 15-pitch at-bat. There are definitely worse plate appearances to be had.
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 on the season.