Cubs Prospect Ezequiel Pagan Hit a Groundball to the Catcher and Scored on the Play (You Read That Correctly)

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Cubs Prospect Ezequiel Pagan Hit a Groundball to the Catcher and Scored on the Play (You Read That Correctly)

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Last night I was following the big league Cubs and the Iowa Cubs (Seiya Suzuki’s first rehab appearance, which went very well!), so I didn’t have a lot of bandwidth to also follow the Myrtle Beach Pelicans too closely. But I did see them tweet that outfield prospect Ezequiel Pagan had scored on a “four-base throwing error,” and I was like … I must see this. I must.

Four bases on ONE throwing error seems wild as it gets, and sure enough, it’s pretty fun. The ball wasn’t even hit ten feet:

You could not have scripted a more perfectly placed errant throw from the catcher. I’m not quite sure what the right fielder was doing coming in as far as he did, but maybe he was already positioned in very shallow and off the line? In any case, he was in absolutely no position to back up that throw, so when it sailed wide, there was nothing to stop it from reaching the wall.

From there, it was just up to Pagan to speed around the bases. Dude was PUMPED when he scored.

The Pelicans went on to win the game 8-3, and Pagan also had a more traditional single on the night.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.