The Phillies’ Hunter Pence Got A Bit Confused Last Night
SportsGrid Video 10:16 am, August 18th, 2011
Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence nearly cost his team a run Wednesday night when he inexplicably slid into third base after John Mayberry singled up the middle.
The incident came in the second inning of the Phillies' bout with the Arizona Diamondbacks. After leading the inning off with a double, Mayberry singled which normally would have brought Pence home easily -- except Pence slid into an uncovered third base. Video from CSN-Philadelphia:
Initially when it was hit, it was so close to me that I thought the shortstop was going to field it. I was trying to get over to third and make sure he didn’t throw me out. [Mayberry] must have hit it so hard that it got through. Fortunately, it ended up being a good laugh and everything worked out OK.
The run ended up being meaningless, as the Phillies cruised to a 9-2 victory.