The Yankees had many costly mistakes in their extra-inning loss to the Indians Friday night, and Ronald Torreyes' base-running blunder may have been the worst of them all.
With the game still tied in the top of the 11th, Todd Frazier made it to second on a wild throw to lead off the inning. Torreyes would come in to pinch run, and with Brett Gardner at the plate with no outs, a bunt was imminent. But Torreyes got too greedy as Indians C Yan Gomes snapped a throw back to second to pick him off. The call was initially safe, but further review showed Francisco Lindor got the tag down in time.
The inning was squandered after that, and Torreyes never imagined the result when he entered the game.
"The play was for him to bunt me to third," Torreyes told The Post's Dan Martin. "I tried to be aggressive there to make sure I had a good lead."
"You go in the game prepared mentally and stuff like that is part of the game," Torreyes said. "You never want stuff like that happen to you. It's unfortunate it happened this time."
"Toe" was surprised the call was reversed as he mentioned, "I definitely thought I was safe." But his right hand had just missed second base as Lindor placed the tag on his back.
All season, Torreyes had been a reliable option to fill in when needed. The utility man hit .292 with 36 RBI in 108 games this season.