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Mets Prove That The Little Things Are Just That…Little

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Last night Mets rookie Fernando Martinez failed to run out a pop-up that was dropped by Nationals' Catcher Will Nieves. Had he run hard to first, Fernando would have been safe.

The play was inconsequential as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-4, and moved into first place in the NL East.

Mistakes like the one Martinez made last night are refered to as "rookie mistakes."  Martinez is a rookie, these things happen.

No, this is not the first mental gaffe a Met has had this season. Ryan Church missed third base, Carlos Beltran forgot to slide, and Jose Reyes has been thrown out on the bases six times in non-steal situations. The list of Mets mental errors is longer then it should be.

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