Watch Horrible Base Running Turn Into a Triple Play
If baseball is considered a thinking man's game, then clearly the Toronto Blue Jays weren't thinking when their horrible base running turned a routine grounder into a weird triple play.
It happened during Sunday's game between the Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners. After Ryan Goins grounded out to first, his teammate Ezequiel Carrera got caught in a rundown between third and home. And as that was going on, Kevin Pillar made his way to third base. Pillar is automatically out because he’s the trailing runner in this situation. If Carrera stays on the bag, everything is okay, and the Mariners get a double play -- but for some odd reason Carrera steps off and is tagged out.
That triple play ended up costing the Blue Jays the game -- they went on to lose 6-5 in 10 innings.