Phil Mushnick sums up:
Finally, Mets-Braves on FOX. At 0-0, Yoenis Cespedes was thrown out at second. An isolated video told why: He’d jogged to first. Instead of second and third, one out, the Mets had two out, man on third. Next batter, third out.
Kenny Albert and Tom Verducci noted Cespedes’s minimalism — on this play. But they didn’t say what they must know and we certainly know: This was no anomaly; this is how Cespedes has played big league baseball his entire career, why the Mets are his fourth team in four seasons.
And the Mets’ TV crew continues to ignore the impossible-to-ignore.
Sunday, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez bypassed the fact Cespedes jogged to first to explain Cespedes was out Saturday because he didn’t slide — perhaps to protect an injured ankle (reinjured after sliding into second on what would have been a stand-up double had he bothered to run to first).
But sliding again was not the issue. He didn’t run to first, or he’d have easily reached second!
The NY Mets under Terry Collins have been perennial lazy basterds who don't get taught fundamentals.
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