Earlier on Sunday, the New York Mets essentially assigned the Pirates three runs when the pitcher Taijuan Walker mistakenly threw a ball away đi. That’s the kind of mistake you can expect from a bottom-ranked team like the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D defenders hold the worst record in baseball and they have over 40 under 500 games because they repeatedly forget how to play baseball. A player like Kole Calhoun can catch a great round and then completely botch the simple base run moments afterwards.
In Sunday’s game against the Cubs, Calhoun hit a first with a projectile out and the bases loaded. When Anthony Rizzo threw home for force out, Calhoun went down to avoid the throw. And then he just stop playing …
The Diamondbacks find a new and creative way to not get into a situation full of bases, because Kole Calhoun forgot to run to base first. pic.twitter.com/hpXTXD9ljw
– Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) July 18, 2021
God help this team… pic.twitter.com/lhD07FZUMe
– Cameron Cox (@CamCox12) July 18, 2021
Calhoun tumbled from the throw, lost his helmet, and went back to get the helmet instead of running forward. Basically, he forgot to run before cowering after the fall. By the time he realized that he Candlestick Being the first to run, the Cubs switched to doubles at the end of the half.
You don’t often see opportunities loaded on such an end-to-end basis. Only full-backs D can make that happen.