Boston Red Sox: Lead Off Hitter Kike Hernandez Picked Off First by a "Ticky Tack" Play

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The Red Sox weren't even a full inning into the new 2021 season before NESN color analyst Dennis Eckersley delighted fans with his Eck-isms. Red Sox new lead off hitter Kike Hernandez would lead off the game with a opposite hit to right field. 

Red Sox’ Kiké Hernandez taking the field on Opening Day / Bill Weiss/Red Sox

Orioles starter John Means threw over to first and pick off Hernandez in what Eckersley called a "ticky tack" play. 

Means threw the ball over to first in an attempt to keep Hernandez honest on first.  In an attempt to scramble back to first base, Hernandez’ foot ended up coming off the bag.  This allowed Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini to tag Hernandez. 


Initially the first base umpire called Hernandez safe, but Orioles manager Brandon Hyde opted for a review.


The initial review didn’t seem to prove much as Hernandez was getting back to the bag.  However, it looked like he twisted his ankle getting back to the bag resulting in his stumbling.

         
This review would anger Eckersley up in the NESN booth.  The colorful Eckersley called the review on behalf of the Orioles a “ticky tack” review. 

"That's ticky tack.  Get outta here!  Play the game,” said Eckersley. 


After a few minutes, home plate umpire Joe West called Hernandez out.  Eckersley and Red Sox fans alike were not pleased with the call. 


Hernandez’ Red Sox debut didn’t go as smoothly as he would have hoped.  Besides the pickoff to lead off the first inning, he also made an error that resulted in the Orioles 6th inning scoring spree. 


Following the game, Hernandez spoke with reporters and took accountability.  “Yeah, 161 games left,” said Hernández.  “Nobody’s gonna win 162.  So, just get some rest tonight, come back tomorrow and regroup.  We’re gonna be alright.”


The Red Sox will look to turn the page this afternoon against the Orioles.  Rookie Tanner Houck will take the mound against Matt Harvey. 



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