Friday, May 25, 2012

Ichiro forgets number of outs

Anyone who's ever played baseball long enough has probably had this happen to them.

Somewhere during the course of the 3-hour affair you daydream and your mind goes to another place other than the game. That's precisely what happened to Mariners' outfielder Ichiro Suzuki on Thursday as he lost count of the number of outs.

The incident occured during the top of the fourth when an Angels batter lifted a routine fly to Ichiro in right. The Japanese native made the catch with ease, but made the costly mental error of jogging back to the dugout thinking the side had been retired.

Obviously, it had not. It was only out no. 2 and the runners on first and second were aware enough to cash in on Ichiro's mental miscue--tagging up and advancing one base a piece.

Luckily for the M's, neither of those runners end up scoring that inning. However, it turned out to be a moot point as nobody on the Mariners scored that inning either...or for the whole game for that matter. The Angels blanked Seattle, 3-0.

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