Colossally Dumb Screwup Turns Diamondbacks Home Run Into A Single

Bryan Brandom
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Deven Marrero home run gets called back

A three-way brain fart turned a Deven Marrero home run into a single.

The Diamondbacks third baseman deposited an offering from the Dodgers‘ Rich Hill beyond the fence in left-center on Saturday. 

And though Marrero rounded the bases, he was soon be sent back to first.

All thanks to a joint Little League mistake by Marrero, first base coach Dave McKay, and Alex Avila, who was on first at the time of the blast.

Marrero passed his catcher on the basepath.

The two runners on base scored, and the 27-year-old infielder was credited with a single and called out.

It’s impossible to decide who deserves most of the blame for this failure, but fortunately we don’t have to. All three earned equal measures of scorn.

McKay could have said something, anything. Avila could have *watches replay again* used his eyes? So, too, could have Marrero.

Fortunately for the Diamondbacks, such a calamity on their part has been a rarity this season. Avila made up for his part in the error by launching an actual home run and the squad went on to win 9-1.

Despite a loss in a rematch with the Dodgers on Sunday, Arizona sits atop the National League West at 11-4, tied for the second-best record in the senior circuit.