Roman Quinn did his half serving to Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park house run
Trea Turner‘s inside-the-park homer was cool, however Roman Quinn‘s centerfield protection was not.
Within the prime of the third inning within the collection finale between NL East foes within the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Turner connects on Zach Eflin‘s providing to deep centerfield. Quinn tried to make a circus catch climbing up the Residents Financial institution Park wall like he’s Spider-Man. The outcome was a straightforward two-run, inside-the-park former for the Washington shortstop. Watch this.
What was Roman Quinn considering when that ball was hit off Trea Turner’s bat?
Philadelphia entered play at 17-15 on the yr and in second place within the NL East. The Phillies are three video games again of the Atlanta Braves within the division at 22-14 and would qualify for the postseason because the No. 5 seed within the NL if the season ended at this time. Although winners of three in a row, the Phillies can’t afford to drop video games on boneheaded performs like that to the terrible Nationals.
Whereas it could not occur, the Phillies have an outdoor shot at catching the Braves within the division. Additionally they have to maintain a detailed eye on the Miami Marlins at 16-16, who’re giving off the vibes of a playoff group for the primary time since 2003. Bear in mind, when the Marlins make the postseason, they at all times achieve this as a Wild Card group and so they at all times win the World Collection. It’s science, y’all.
As for the Nationals, this has been a yr from hell for the defending World Collection champions. Anticipated to take care of the Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers for NL supremacy, Washington has the second worst file within the Senior Circuit, solely proportion factors higher than the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s horrible firm they’re maintaining, however that’s how 2020 goes for them.
The excellent news for the Phillies is that they have a weekend collection with the fourth-place New York Mets who haven’t finished a lot of something this yr. As for the Nationals, their highway journey continues with a four-game collection with the Braves in Atlanta, who simply beat the brakes off the abysmal Boston Crimson Sox up in Fenway Park. Turner’s inside-the-parker was a uncommon spotlight for the 2020 Nationals.
Hopefully, this psychological lapse in centerfield doesn’t come again to hang-out the Phillies down the road.