Jose Bautista, Ryan Goins discuss dropped pop-up that led to ALCS Game 2 loss

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Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista and second baseman Ryan Goins couldn’t get on the same page on a Ben Zobrist pop-up at the start of the seventh inning in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday. The pop-up fell to the ground between both players, and the Royals would use it as a catalyst for a five-run inning.

In discussing the play after the game, the two players handled it in polar opposite ways. Goins accepted fault for the mistake, while Bautista didn’t think there was an issue. Via MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm:

Bautista, already on thin ice with a sizable percentage of baseball fans for his bat flip and his souvenir deke, isn’t likely to win over any new fans with this.