Crew chief Tim Tschida is in the press room and just admitted that LF ump Phil Cuzzi missed the line call on Joe Mauer’s ball in the 11th. It was clearly fair but was called foul.
Joe Girardi said “we got a break” when asked about it, and we’ll never know what would have happened if the correct call had been made. It still shouldn’t take away from what Dave Robertston did in that inning and what Mark Teixeira did in the bottom of the inning.
Asked about any “consequences” that Cuzzi might face, Tschida said, “nobody feels it worse than the umpire.”