It was a night to forget for the New York Yankees on Thursday.
The Bronx Bombers opened up a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins, who sit at the top of the American League Central division.
New York surrendered a nine spot in the top of the first inning and two more in the top of the third.
The Yankees put up a run in the fourth and again in the ninth.
It got so bad in fact that the Yankees were forced to turn to a position player to pitch in the ninth.
It was Isiah Kiner-Falefa who took the ball in the ninth inning.
On Twitter, MLB Cut4 posted a video of Kiner-Falefa’s first pitch.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa made his debut on the mound.
This pitch came in hot. 🔥😅 pic.twitter.com/6wjaZT05ZJ
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 14, 2023
The first pitch from Kiner-Falefa came in pretty fast.
Well, not really.
It clocked in at 38 mph and forced Jose Miranda to duck away from it.
However, through it all, the utility infielder managed to throw a scoreless inning and keep it an 11-1 game.
Position players pitching is quite rare, but it’s even more rare to see a pitch come in at 38 mph.
Kiner-Falefa throwing a pitch at such a slow speed was certainly worthy of a replay.
The Yankees fell to 8-5 on the season and remained in a second-place tie with the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East.
They sit five games back of the Tampa Bay Rays, who still are undefeated after winning their 13th straight game to start the 2023 season.
New York will continue their four-game set against the Twins on Friday.NEXT: Yankees Suffer Yet Another Key Injury Early In The Season