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Monday, August 19, 2019

Brian Snitker Pulls Ronald Acuna Jr. for Lack of Hustle: ‘You’ve Got to Run’

Ronald Acuna Jr. is one of the most talented young players in baseball, but he had to be taught a hard lesson Sunday.

The outfielder hit a long fly ball off the wall in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers but failed to run it out, thinking it was a home run. It ended up being a single, and he failed to score in the inning.

Manager Brian Snitker decided to pull him from the game to teach him to hustle on every ball in play

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“You’ve got to run. That’s not going to be acceptable here,” Snitker said, per David O’Brien of The Athletic. “...The name on the front is a lot more important than the name on the back.”

Isn’t this sort of passive-aggressive warring against your best player usually the sort of thing that sabotages teams?

 

 

QLE Posted: August 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM | 91 comment(s)
  Beats: brian snitker, hustle, ronald acuna

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Robinson Cano blames scoreboard error for not running out a double-play grounder

Robinson Cano’s not-very-great debut season for the New York Mets got a little worse on Friday, entirely by his own hand.

Facing Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley with men on first and second and one out in the seventh inning, Cano tapped a hard grounder back to the pitchers mound. It was an easy double play ball, and that’s exactly what happened with Cano out at first by at least 15 feet.

As the Mets’ broadcast put it, “Cano didn’t even bother trying to run, just jogged slowly down to first.”

And this is why you need to be able to keep score without a scorecard!

 

QLE Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:02 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: hustle, robinson cano, scoreboard

 

 

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