Over the course of a 162-game season, you’re bound to see
some strange things.
One of those things happened Monday night in the Arizona
Diamondbacks’ 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With nobody out in the bottom of the fourth inning,
Pirates star outfielder Andrew McCutchen blooped a single
in front of normally steady center fielder Chris Young.
Young didn’t play the ball cleanly on one bounce, and
then, as you’ll see on the video below, had a lot
of difficulty locating it.
As Young was spinning around to find the ball, McCutchen
made a beeline for second, at which time Young made an
errant throw that short-hopped shortstop Willie
Bloomquist. Bloomquist couldn’t come up with it, and the
ball squirted toward right center, allowing McCutchen to
He’d later score what would prove to be enough for the
winning margin for Pittsburgh.
And really the only thing missing on this play was the