This Major League Baseball season features a high number of solid teams that are potential contenders in their division. In fact, it’s not unreasonable to say the quality of baseball being played is the best it’s ever been. That being said, there are a handful of clubs that are bad. So bad, most Triple-A teams could give them a run for their money.
The Milwaukeee Brewers are one of those teams.
The Brewers currently sport a 39-52 record, which puts them 16 games out of first place in the National League Central. Even worse, they’re an embarrassing 16-30 on the road this season and it showed on Tuesday.
With the game tied at two apiece in the ninth inning, Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison hit a shot off the wall in right-center field. But what should have been a triple turned into a Little League-style inside-the-park home run after outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis misplayed the ball and second baseman Scooter Gennett made a poor throw to third.
It’s hard to tell whether the throw from Gennett was his fault or if third baseman Hernan Perez simply missed the catch. Either way, no major league team should lose a game that way.
Except for maybe the Braves.