In a scoreless game, the designated hitter squandered an Astros threat by committing a cardinal sin of baseball: Gattis forgot how many outs there were.
His brain fart resulted in one of the more unusual triple plays you’ll ever see.
Weirdest triple play ever? pic.twitter.com/rqzYGXMrp1
— MLB (@MLB) April 19, 2018
Come on, man.
Here it is from a few more angles.
Dude just couldn’t wait one day for 4/20.
The 31-year-old made up for his blunder with an RBI knock in the eighth en route to a 9-2 beatdown.
Which definitely made addressing the triple play much easier after the game.
“Does anyone want to talk to me about my dumbass play?” he asked reporters.
“I really don’t have anything to say, I don’t really know why I started running into the dugout,” he added. “I think I got so mad I couldn’t think straight.”
Manager A.J. Hinch was less eager to discuss the boner, describing it as “a triple play I really don’t want to talk about.”
On the very next play, Robinson Cano, the man in the middle of the Mariners’ triple play, smacked a pitch off the elbow of Astros starter Charlie Morton before the ball landed in the glove of Carlos Correa, who’d been out at second in the top half of the inning.