Robinson Cano, the New York Mets second baseman, was busted on social media on Sunday after failing to reach first base after a soft ball that was converted into a double against the Miami Marlins.
Cano beat fourth-placed Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara as the ball he struck trickled in front of catcher Chad Wallach, who was barely on fair ground HOME RUN
Wallach fired the ball to Miguel Rojas stopping at second baseman who then threw him at Neil Walker for the last two outs of the innings. Before Sunday's game, fans on Twitter heard him struggling.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway defended Cano after the game.
SNY . "I mean, come on, let's face it, he got involved in a double game, the ball lands lazily and whirls on fair terrain, he hits it, he looks down, he sees it beating badly, and when he does The ball was thrown on fair terrain and the game was over, then he realized he had to run, it's not like he's doing it on purpose, anyone who's in his right mind knows That nobody would do it, it just piles up on him and it's tough things happen when things go bad. "
Cano also told reporters he thought it was a foulball, according to the New York Post.
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"I do not want to say that it's a bad look because, like I said, I thought it was bad like everyone else "He said.
Cano, who is in his first season with the Mets, scores .160 with .400 OPS and four hits in his last six games. He has three homers and 13 RBI in 42 games this year.