MIAMI – The check is in the mail and the dog has eaten his homework.
Robinson Cano's last base game was apologetic Sunday after standing close to the batter's penalty box at Marlins Park and watching receiver Chad Wallach play a double game to end his run, his away match going fault.
"I thought it was a foul ball," said Cano after the Mets' 3-0 defeat against the Marlins.
Cano said the ball was foul in such cases "99% of the time" and blamed the marble umpire Jordan Baker for not having immediately informed him that the ball was right. It is not certain that Baker said something, but he posted a beautiful ball as soon as Wallach touched her on the playground.
It was the second time in three days that Cano was retired at the end of a double game without running.
"I do not mean that it's bad, because, as I said, I thought it was dirty, like everyone else," Cano said.
On Friday, he hit the thrower with the thrower and did not make it to first base, as the Marlins managed an easy double game that ended the day. Cano said he lost the wire outs, believing that there were two, and that the scoreboard was incorrect.
Manager Mickey Callaway ruled that neither one nor the other of the gaffs was serious enough to land Cano on the bench.
"Things are piling up on Robbie," Callaway said. "Let's be honest: he started a double game and the ball dropped and shot in fair territory." He hit, dropped his eyes, seeing that he was at fault and when he looked up, the balloon He had gone on fair territory and the game was over and he realizes he has to run, it's not like he's doing it on purpose.
This does nothing to help Cano's former agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, to now be the executive director of the Mets, perhaps forcing the director to take disciplinary action. Callaway denied that was the case.
"I did not think it was enough to justify getting him out of the match," Callaway said.