The Pittsburgh Pirates are among the worst teams in baseball, and after watching Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, that will have to detached approach as a shock to no person.
Baseball fans were basically in a state of shock after Pirates first baseman Will Craig obtained baited by the Cubs’ Javy Baez into a virtually unheard of first-to-dwelling rundown with two outs and a runner on 2d. Craig, for some unknown reason, made up our minds to chase after Baez on the way to dwelling after a routine grounder to third instead of simply stepping on first and ending the inning.
Again, the baserunner was irrelevant in a two-out, force play situation here. So had Craig ideally suited tagged Baez even after Willson Contreras slid into dwelling, the bustle detached would no longer have counted. All the Pirates had to carry out was preserve Baez from reaching first safely. Instead, they assign together perhaps the worst baseball sequence you’ll discover about in a LONG time.
El Mago magic!
Have you ever viewed anything esteem this?! pic.twitter.com/aHQs6eAxCG
— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2021
Fans understandably roasted Craig for the blunder because, effectively, he — a Major League Baseball player — made a mistake that you wouldn’t even discover about in tee-ball.
Is that this the most productive way to characterize the Javy Baez, Will Craig, Cubs and Pirates play? pic.twitter.com/riWhaLNN3G
— Alex Plinck 🏳️🌈 (@aplinckTX) May 27, 2021
Will Craig exhibiting as a lot as PNC Park the following day pic.twitter.com/QpOOMfNGQ6
— Free Zach Inexperienced (@SaladinoWRLD) May 27, 2021
I’m by no means going to safe over Will Craig being baited into this. All he had to carry out was ignore Javy, flip around, walk back to first, touch the bag and the frame is over. Apt absolutely bonkers. https://t.co/Cng8ADZTNp
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) May 27, 2021
What Javier Baéz did is an example of why you will have to detached by no means give up on a play. Because you by no means know. You can perhaps ideally suited be playing the Pirates.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 27, 2021
there are so many ludicrous issues about this
1) 1B no longer stepping on the bag legal subsequent to him, ensuing in
2) perhaps the first first-to-dwelling rundown in baseball history
3) there were two outs!!! the runner is irrelevant at the same time as you step on the bag
4) every thing else that follows https://t.co/jU65sHT0hj
— Pete Volk (@Pete_Volk) May 27, 2021
Will Craig soon. pic.twitter.com/AUbV5wHlRC
— Brendan (@bglinhart) May 27, 2021
Some please ask Will Craig after the game if he’s aware that you are legally allowed to step on first base as a first basemen in a baseball contest.
— Pirates of the Allegheny (@OfTheAllegheny) May 27, 2021
Will Craig step on first base, a query to ask each inning now
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 27, 2021
The whole Pirates organization to Will Craig legal now pic.twitter.com/gtu1Cqijuv
— y – IPlayToWin (@_IPlayToWin_) May 27, 2021
Orioles: We have lost 9 straight games and are the most embarrassing team in baseball
Pirates 1st baseman Will Craig: maintain my beer
— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) May 27, 2021
The Cubs dugout pic.twitter.com/34y7FcNpKC
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) May 27, 2021
That’s going to be a no longer easy one to jump back from. And to make matters worse: The runs scored as a result of that mishap were the distinction in the Cubs’ 5-3 purchase.