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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hustle, robinson cano, scoreboard

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   1. Captain Supporter Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:30 AM (#5843347)
I watched Cano play for 9 years with the Yankees. I guess there was a major problem with the scoreboard operator during that whole period.
   2. . Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:47 AM (#5843349)
Woof.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: May 18, 2019 at 09:16 AM (#5843354)
The Marlins scored 8 runs, which is the same as the combined total of runs they'd scored in the 7 game losing streak that preceded the game.

The scoreboard operator wasn't used to having to put Marlins runs on the board, so no wonder he screwed up!
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 18, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5843357)
Jorge Algaro hit the second Marlins' home run in May. Jeter schadenfreude at this level isn't even fun.
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 18, 2019 at 10:06 AM (#5843358)
The Marlins have 25 HR. Yelich and Ozuna alone have 31.
   6. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: May 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM (#5843363)
Jeter schadenfreude at this level isn't even fun.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong
   7. Captain Supporter Posted: May 19, 2019 at 05:54 PM (#5843592)
Another scoreboard error today as Cano does not even run at all on a nubber in front of the plate. Woof indeed. Even Met announcer Keith Hernandez called the play "inexcusable." Great signing there, Brodie.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 19, 2019 at 07:56 PM (#5843619)
Well of course he didn't run. Isn't he one of those lazy black players everyone complains about? Or is he a lazy player who happens to be black?

Man, I forget how these things are supposed to go.
   9. formerly dp Posted: May 19, 2019 at 08:22 PM (#5843623)
#8: did you see the play today? It was...a huge wtf for Cano, esp in light of Friday night. If he doesn't find himself on the bench for their next game, Mickey deserves to be out of a job. With the team struggling to score, Cano grounded into two double plays today, and literally didn't leave the batter's box on one of them.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 19, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5843648)
#8: did you see the play today?


Nah, only had time to throw out the sarcastic remark regarding race and work ethic to try to get a few chuckles.

Cano has never been historically the quickest cat out of the box, so I'm not surprised by this latest episode.

   11. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: May 19, 2019 at 10:14 PM (#5843679)
I'm more concerned with the lack of production than the lack of hustle. In a theoretical world where every Met is healthy, I'm not sure Cano is even good enough to be in the lineup.
   12. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: May 19, 2019 at 10:22 PM (#5843684)
Yeah, this is how Cano has rolled pretty much his entire career. When he’s hitting .320 with 25 dingers no one really cares. He’s hardly unique in this regard either, it’s all too common. Drives me nuts but ultimately if a guy produces it can be overlooked.
   13. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5843730)
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:44 AM (#5843733)
What was he arguing about?

There was nothing he could possibly have objected to, unless he doesn't know the rules (and then there was nothing he could have legitimately objected to).

   15. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5843735)
Cano obviously thought it was a foul ball. I mean, he should have run it out anyway, but it's not like he just totally gave up on the play.
   16. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM (#5843737)

Cano obviously thought it was a foul ball. I mean, he should have run it out anyway, but it's not like he just totally gave up on the play.


But the only way he could think that is if he doesn't know the rules. It didn't hit him, and it was clearly in fair territory when it was grabbed.

   17. PreservedFish Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM (#5843744)
This same thing happened to the Mets in the world series vs the Yanks, right? I have partially suppressed the memory.
   18. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM (#5843748)
Cano obviously thought it was a foul ball. I mean, he should have run it out anyway, but it's not like he just totally gave up on the play.

But the only way he could think that is if he doesn't know the rules. It didn't hit him, and it was clearly in fair territory when it was grabbed.

The only think I could think of was that he thought that since the ball started in foul territory-- he hit it straight down such that it bounced behind home plate first-- it was therefore foul. Of course, it bounced forward into fair territory from there, so...
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:31 AM (#5843763)
The only way that Cano can make up for this career altering mistake is by regaining his 2018 batting form. Otherwise beware of the wrath of the almighty (W)FAN.
   20. . Posted: May 20, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5843783)
Woof Woof
   21. formerly dp Posted: May 20, 2019 at 12:26 PM (#5843788)
#13: yeah, one step. Technically you're correct. My bad.
   22. Master of the Horse Posted: May 20, 2019 at 12:58 PM (#5843805)
21--Required

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