Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wil Myers misplays fly ball, enables big inning

  • David Whitlock

A bizarre misplayed fly ball at Fenway Park kicked off a disastrous inning for the Tampa Bay Rays in their ALDS series opener against the Boston Red Sox.  Leading 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, Dustin Pedroia led off with a single.  Then, Red Sox DH David Ortiz got a hold of a fly ball to centerfield that looked like it would be the first out of the inning.  But watch, as Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wil Myers appears to have been distracted (by something visual, or some sort of verbal call from the Red Sox bullpen) and pulls off the ball, allowing the double (courtesy of MLB.com and TBS):

The inning just got worse, with another out missed by a passed ball on a strikeout.  Five runs later, the Rays were done and licking their wounds preparing for Game 2.  According to Myers, he thought Desmond Jennings was behind him, but that doesn’t add up to me, with the wall being so close (game summary via ESPN.com):

“I was under the ball and I saw Des out of the corner of my eye and backed off,” Myers said. “I messed it up, and it won’t happen again. … That play kind of gave them a spark, and a good team takes advantage of it.”

Rookies in the postseason.  It happens.

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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