NEW YORK — Of course, Aaron Boone had heard the newest stunt within the circus throughout city.
“I certainly know what happened (Wednesday),” Boone stated.
“It’s one of the things I’m paranoid about every single day. We have about eight layers that we go through to make sure that something like that hopefully doesn’t happen to us, but I certainly understand how it could.”
Immediately, interim Reds manager Jim Riggleman jumped out of the dugout and went to the house plate umpire.
After umps talked, Jay Bruce, the Mets’ No. four hitter, was known as out to finish the inning. Cabrera saved his double and Bruce was dominated out as 2-unassisted.
According to a report, the Mets gave a lineup card to experiences that had Flores hitting second and Cabrera third. The official scorecard, nonetheless, flipped the names.
“It probbaly cost us the game,” Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway stated.
“I was very pissed at myself,” he added.
“What happens is, you find the proper batter. In this case, Flores hits second and made an out. It doesn’t benefit the Reds to say anything. They let Cabrera hit. He got a base hit, now it benefits them to bring it up and say he batted out of order. When they threw the first pitch to Cabrera, that leaglized Flores as a hitter. So now, the proper batter is Bruce. When they bring it up, in that situation, you take Cabrera off the field, you call Bruce out, and now the next batter is Gonzalez,” plate umpire Jerry Meals stated.
Had Meals ever seen that earlier than?
“In the minor leagues. It’s been a long time — 32 years,” the umpire stated.