The Reds Waited Until After a Double to Call Out the Mets for Batting Out of Order

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The Reds Waited Until After a Double to Call Out the Mets for Batting Out of Order

Interesting

The New York Mets are technically a Major League baseball team, but sometimes they act like something out of Bull Durham.

Like yesterday, for example, when they batted out of order and got called out on it by Reds Manager Jim Riggleman … but only after they got a runner in scoring position:

According to Mets beat Anthony DiComo, the umpires were given a lineup card with Asdrubal Cabrera batting second, but Wilmer Flores (who was supposed to be batting third) stepped up to the plate first.

But the best part is that Riggleman, the Reds manager, didn’t call out the Mets when Flores batted, because he got himself out. It was only after Cabrera doubled down the left field line that he pointed out the mistake. That’s smart baseball.

According to DiComo, Flores’ at-bat gets scored as a putout to the catcher, while Cabrera’s double was officially wiped off the books entirely.

The Mets, man.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.