We’ve seen countless examples of bad baserunning in MLB this year. The Texas Rangers just submitted a new lowlight.
Trailing the Red Sox 2-1 in the top of the fifth, the Rangers had runners on the corners with one out before chaos ensued. It all started when leadoff hitter Yonny Hernandez bunted back to Boston pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, who threw home to trap Nick Solak in a rundown.
Solak tried to retreat to third base but was ultimately tagged out. In the meantime, catcher Jose Trevino advanced to second base, while Hernandez reached first base safely.
There was one problem though: Hernandez didn’t stop running. He made it almost all the way to second base before realizing Trevino hadn’t moved.
Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers alertly ran at Hernandez, getting him into a rundown. Hernandez was eventually tagged out to end the inning.
What are the Rangers doing? lol pic.twitter.com/nFQjCTBvbP
— MLB Errors (@mlberrors) August 23, 2021
The Rangers are 43-80 for a number of reasons. This rundown kind of sums up their season.
Boston currently leads 3-1 in the top of the ninth inning, but Texas does have two runners on with no outs. We’ll see if they can rally–provided they don’t run themselves out of the inning first.
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