Dodgers player makes mistake in middle of live TV interview – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Kiké Hernández made a mistake in the middle of a live television interview during a game against the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Hernández had a microphone and earpiece in his left ear as he spoke with Wayne Randazzo and former pitcher Dontrelle Willis in the second inning on the Apple TV broadcast. After discussing Hernández's decision to wear colorful cleats and the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium, there was one out, no one on base and Gleyber Torres was 1-2 when Willis asked, “You guys are a very close-knit ball club. Where does that come from?”

Torres hit a grounder to third base, and Willis said, “After this game.”

The ball hit Hernández on his right hand. By the time the third baseman recovered and threw to first base, Torres had already crossed the base.

About a minute later, after the first ball to DJ LeMahieu due to a pitch clock violation by Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Hernández said, “What was the previous question before I made that mistake?”

Willis replied, “I don't want to ask that again because, to be honest, I don't want you to shoot the ball again. I'll take the E for you, big dog.”

Torres reached third base on Trent Grisham's two-out single, but was left standing when Jose Trevino retired.

Hernández then reached first base on an error by Torres when the second baseman dropped his popup into short right field in the third inning, but was intercepted by Cody Poteet.

Baseball's collective bargaining agreement stipulates that a player will receive a $10,000 bonus if he wears a two-way microphone for at least one inning in a regular-season game. In the postseason, the amount rises to $15,000.