Corbin Carroll (23-Arizona Diamondbacks), one of the favorites for National League MVP, made a costly error.
Carroll was batting third and playing left field against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday (April 14). The Cacti dropped a 3-15 decision to the Phillies on the day. Carroll’s ridiculous error early in the game played a role.
With runners on first and third in the bottom of the third inning and the team trailing 0-5, Carroll ran down a Cody Clemens fly ball and fielded it safely. But then came a rather bizarre play. Carroll apparently misjudged the out and ran back to pick up his hat, which had fallen off. In the meantime, third baseman JT Realmuto crossed home plate, making the score 0-6. Carroll had given up a run he didn’t have to. He looked furious, as if he was angry with himself for his play.
After the game, Sportskida published the fans’ reactions to Carroll’s mistake. Fans commented on Carroll’s defense with comments such as, 스포츠토토 “That was a disgraceful play” and “That’s an MVP-level error.” On the day, Carroll went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, one walk, and two runs scored, but he wasn’t laughing at his team’s loss and his own ridiculous error.
In his second year in the majors, Carroll has developed into one of the league’s most fearsome hitters. In 64 games this year, he is batting .313 (71-for-227) with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 19 doubles, and a .997 OPS.
He also has quick feet as he has stolen nearly 20 bases, and he is making an impact with his power as he has a .599 on-base percentage.
“He steals bases like Billy Hamilton (33-Chicago White Sox) in his prime and hits for power like Joey Votto (40-Cincinnati Reds) in his prime,” said MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “and he’s a National League MVP candidate alongside Ronald Acuña Jr. (26-Atlanta Braves), Freddie Freeman (34-LA Dodgers), and Luis Arajes (26-Miami Marlins).”
Carroll made the mistake of a lifetime. Can he bounce back from the shock and excel again to help his team win?