Mickey Callaway on batting out of order: ‘It in all probability price us the sport’ | MLB


The Mets have misplaced 9 of their 10 9 video games, however none of these losses had been as embarrasing as what occurred within the first inning Wednesday in opposition to the Reds.

New York batted out of order in its first at-bat, which resulted in all types of craziness.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit third when he was on the official lineup card because the second batter, however the Reds did not level that out till after Cabrera hit. The Mets infielder doubled and Reds supervisor Jim Riggleman got here out and filed his protest. 

That is the complicated half: Cabrera was not technically dominated out. It was merely dominated he didn’t have an at-bat. The umpires, in response to Rule 603B3, then dominated Jay Bruce out who was the following batter up. Nevertheless, it seems they didn’t inform Riggleman, who was extremely confused when Adrian Gonzalez led off the second.

So the second inning began with huge confusion, too, however ended up simply being a traditional inning. Gonzalez led off with a single after which the sport went on from there.

The Reds’ Twitter account could not move up the chance to troll the Mets, although.

For the file, Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway gave a lineup card to each the printed sales space and reporters and it had Cabrera batting third behind Wilmer Flores.

Nevertheless, the official lineup card, the one handed to umpires and opposing managers earlier than the sport, had Cabrera second and Flores third. That’s the one which issues and the one which set all of this madness in movement. 

The Reds gained 2-1 in 10 innings.

Callaway stated after the sport the lineup was screwed up as a result of one was printed out on a pc and the opposite was handwritten. He took duty and stated he ought to have double- and triple-checked the cardboard.

“It is irritating. It in all probability price us the sport,” he stated. “We had an opportunity to attain within the first and we did not.”

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