St. Louis Cardinals minor league Delvin Pérez hit a reasonably routine fly out to left area Thursday night time. What wasn’t routine, although, was Pérez’s response
Pérez, enjoying for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, admired the ball because it flew towards the outfield, earlier than flipping his bat and beginning to run the bases — not realizing Gwinnett Stripers left fielder Justin-Henry Malloy was monitoring it down.
Not even when Malloy made the catch did Pérez notice his mistake. That impolite awakening got here as Malloy was rounding third base and his teammates within the Memphis dugout informed him he was out.
When he heard the information, Pérez was in shock, jaw dropped and arms on his helmet.
His embarrassment was felt within the broadcast sales space.
“Perez… nonetheless thinks it out,” the play-by-play announcer mentioned on the published. “He’s gonna around the bases!”
“He thinks it’s gone!” the analyst chimed in. “Oh nooooooooo!”
Perez appeared to at the very least smile at his predicament, returning to the dugout the place his teammates and workers members had themselves fun.
The Redbirds completed the night time with a 6-1 victory over Gwinnett, with Perez driving in a pair of runs with an eighth-inning single.
Pérez made top-100 prospect lists in 2017 after he was drafted, however has struggled in making it up the ranks of minor league baseball. The 23-year-old infielder entered Thursday’s recreation hitting .226 with 5 house runs in 93 video games in Memphis and Double-A Springfield.