The Blue Jays Tried to Take a Three-Pitch Walk with a Runner on First … It Did Not Work Out for Them

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The Blue Jays Tried to Take a Three-Pitch Walk with a Runner on First … It Did Not Work Out for Them

Baseball Is Fun

I’ve seen batters forget the count, fielders forget how many outs have been collected, and runners get picked off for not paying attention, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite as dumb as whatever the hell it was the Blue Jays managed on Monday night.

And I say “the Blue Jays,” not Teoscar Hernandez, alone, because it really was a team effort to make this little gem happen.

Check it out:

With a 2-2 count, the hitter, Brandon Drury, took ball three, before tossing his bat aside and jogging to first base … you know, a typical walk. The runner on first, Hernandez, originally leaned back to first, but saw Hernandez taking his walk and started casually breaking for second.

Of course, this dynamic duo realized their mistake pretty quickly, because the Twins fired the ball to first and tagged Hernandez out before he could get back to the bag.

That’s one hell of a TOOTBLAN (google it) and not something I’ve seen before.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami