The Pirates made a laughable base running blunder on Monday afternoon during a Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Blue Jays up 2-0, the Pirates threatened Jays hurler Hector Perez, loading the bases with no outs on a Phillip Evans walk, a Kevin Kramer single, and another walk by Jacob Stallings. An Andrew Susac pop-up for the first out brought Oneil Cruz (pictured) to the plate.
Cruz slugged a 0-1 pitch from Perez that likely would have been a home run on most days, but with the wind blowing in from right field, the ball hit near the top of the fence. Evans scored easily. However, the faster Martin was hot on Kramer’s trail and both were thrown out in succession after a relay to home plate.
🚨 DOUBLE PLAY AT HOME PLATE 🚨 pic.twitter.com/NpGDd1UD5F
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 9, 2020
Oops. Brings to mind this famous Carlton Fisk play from 1985 in which Dale Berra and Bobby Meacham both made outs at home on the same play: