The Mets Turn a Pop-Up Into a Triple

The New York Mets have been a surprise contender this season; thanks in large part to dominating first-half performances by Cy Young candidate RA Dickey and a resurgent Johan Santana, not to mention David Wright returning to his pre-Citi Field potency—and no thanks to Ike Davis who has been a giant disappointment this year. 

However, even as the team regains respectibility they are still the Mets and there are always going to be moments like Monday when in the seventh inning Cubs second baseman Adrian Cardenas registered a triple despite hitting a ball that barely landed in front of home plate.

David Wright is a two-time (deserving) Gold Glove winner and while he has been a bit more error prone this year, still remains a top-flight third baseman but missing this pop-up is almost inexcusable. And let’s give Cardenas credit for hustling his balls off too, most major leaguers would have casually trotted to first awaiting the inevitable out and instead Cardenas hustles his way to a three-bagger.