WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Maybe it was the rain delay, or just a sub-par baseball team personifying it’s underwhelming tendencies, but some wacky shenanigans went down in Washington last night, all at the hand of the Miami Marlins.
It was a bad night for Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison, in particular.
With no outs in the top of the 6th, smack dab in the middle of a 2-2 tie – Marlins runners on first and third – Adeiny Hechavarria hits a slow-roller to Ryan Zimmerman at the hot corner. Zimmerman fields the ball routinely, and flips to Wilson Ramos at home, catching Morrison in a rundown.
The problem is, Miami’s Donovan Solano, for reasons unknown, is still wheeling around from first base, arriving at third at almost the exact moment Morrison is sliding for safety into the bag.
Ian Desmond, covering third, attempts to tag both, but only gets credit for the tag on Morrison, with Solano essentially replacing him on third base.
Things got weirder, believe it or not.
Later, in the bottom of the eight, two on, two outs for the Nats – leading the Marlins 4-3 – Zimmerman hits a foul ball projected to land somewhere in foul territory on the first base line.
At the last second, Morrison, who’s following the ball to its landing spot, ducks out of the way, allowing the ball to drop safely to his left.
In MASN’s coverage of the game, you can see a young Nats fan sitting in the front row in disbelief with his father, after he had apparently shouted “I GOT IT!” as Morrison was about to catch the ball.
The Nats got the win, and elsewhere, so did the Reds, so Washington remains seven games back for the last wild card spot.
[H/T DC Sports Nexus]