Baseball giveth, and baseball taketh away. Earlier in the night we got to see Andrelton Simmons show off some seriously quick thinking on his force out against the Marlins. Baseball is full of amazing plays like that.
Then there’s this play.
Yankees pitcher Shane Greene apparently thinks Yao Ming plays first base on his team. His reaction afterward is great — the old power-squat-of-shame routine.
Greene ended the night with five strikeouts to just one walk, but gave up four earned runs on five hits in 5.2 innings. He also became the first pitcher since 1988 to record three errors in a game, according to ESPN. He’ll probably avoid the underhand scoop for a while too. Commence the sarcastic tweets.
Shane Greene is getting a loud ovation every time he makes a play in the field now.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) July 22, 2014
Shane Greene gets a big ovation…for catching a ball thrown to him by Kelly Johnson.
— Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) July 22, 2014
It's the fourth inning and the Yankees have four errors. Shane Greene, their pitcher, has three of them.
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) July 22, 2014
So there's one more to come? RT @Dan_Radin You can't spell Shane Greene without 4 Es.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 22, 2014