It’s bad enough being tagged out at third, but Robinson Cano had the added embarrassment of making the biggest blunder of his major-league career.
During the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday night, reliever Paco Rodriguez walked Seattle’s Logan Morrison to load the bases in the top of the sixth inning. Cano, who was standing at third, thought the bases were already full and began to trot home.
That’s when Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal threw the ball to third baseman Juan Uribe, who tagged out a confused Cano during his attempt to return to the bag.
“I felt in that situation the dumbest guy in the game,” Seattle’s second baseman said after the game. “I wish he’d thrown it into left field. Those are the things that make you embarrassed, being in the game so long and those little things happen in a game. I told the manager, ‘It’s my fault, I should have been paying attention.'”
The gaffe didn’t end the inning for the Mariners, but it was a bad time for the ex-Yankee to be so forgetful.
“I didn’t pay attention to the game,” Cano said. “You don’t want that to happen. There was nothing I could do after that. … I’m human. I make mistakes. But those are the kind of things I shouldn’t let happen again.”
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