Mets’ Cespedes’ base-running gaffe ends Game 4 of World Series
It’s Halloween and weird things are happening in Game 4 of the World Series.
First, Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios lost track of the outs, leading to a New York Mets run in the third inning.
Later in the game, Mets infielder Daniel Murphy missed a routine groundball, allowing the Royals to plate the game-tying run — and the weirdness didn’t end there.
In the bottom of the ninth inning with the Mets down by two runs, Lucas Duda stepped up to the plate with one out, men on first and second. Duda hit a lazy liner to third base for the second out, but Yoenis Cespedes was inexplicably caught off the bag. A simple throw to first base completed the double play, ending the game.
— MLB (@MLB) November 1, 2015
Naturally, Twitter erupted after the play:
Yoenis Cespedes with the TOOTBLAN of all TOOTBLANs.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 1, 2015
It's Cespedes for the none of us.
— Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) November 1, 2015
What in the WORLD is Cespedes thinking
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) November 1, 2015
did Cespedes forget there was only one out?
— Dan Burckhard (@dj_burck) November 1, 2015
More like Yoenis Tootblandes. Or Tootblanis Cespedes. Or…and here me out here… Tootblanis Tootblandes.
— Burnin' Death Car (@bxe1234) November 1, 2015
Offsides on Cespedes.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 1, 2015
Perhaps the wildest stock change this postseason? At this point, I'm not sure a fan base once clamoring for Cespedes even wants him back.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 1, 2015
The play was undoubtedly…haunting…but the Mets will have to turn the page quickly as they look to dig out of a 3-1 deficit in the series with Game 5 on Sunday.