Watch Marlins' Dee Gordon let down his bat and take third strike

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

The Miami Marlins were nearly no-hit on Wednesday by the New York Yankees, and it was evident from the get-go that it wouldn't be their night in the batter's box.

Facing starter Michael Pineda in the game's opening at-bat, Dee Gordon fell into a 2-2 hole after taking two strikes looking.

Instead of taking a hack at the next pitch or trying to fight it off to keep the AB going, Gordon let down his bat before Pineda had even released the ball and watched as a back-door breaking ball hit the outer half of the plate for the third strike.

The Marlins were retired in order that inning and every inning until the fourth inning, when Pineda relinquished his perfect game by walking Christian Yelich.

Yelich also broke up the no-hitter with a solo home run on the first pitch of the seventh inning.

As for Gordon, he attempted to explain the gaffe following the game.

"Nothing," Gordon replied when asked what happened during his first at-bat. " … I just wanted to see if he was going to throw it for a strike ’cause I didn't think he would, and he did. So, it's part of it."



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