“It’s frustrating,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “It probably cost us the game.”
A screw-up of this nature typically is saved for Little League, Tee-ball or Beer-league softball, which accurately describes where the Mets are sitting currently in the National League East, where they sit only above the cellar-dwelling Zombie Marlins.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Brewers were the last team to bat out of order, doing so in the first inning on July 4, 2016, against the Nationals.
I can’t believe this has happened in two MLB games within 3 seasons of each other…..even my old-man rec softball league in which I attend for the purpose of drinking in a dugout while wearing a uniform hasn’t screwed up the batting order in the last 3 years.