Rockies’ Ryan McMahon endures sad glove story on bizarre second-inning play


This glove story did not have a happy ending.

In the second inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field, Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon fielded a hot grounder from the Giants’ Thairo Estrada. McMahon figured it would be a routine play. Instead, the baseball went right through the index and middle fingers of McMahon’s glove.

“That’s my old baby glove and I have been using that since high-A,” McMahon said. “I’m just going to put it in retirement now.”

McMahon was charged with an error and the cartoonish play contributed to the Giants’ two-run inning. San Francisco went on to win the game, 9-8, in 11 innings.

“I couldn’t tell what happened,” McMahon said. “When I looked down, I had a huge rip in my glove. It’s tough man. They get two runs right there. It would have been an easy out. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s out of my control.”

Grichuk’s run. Outfielder Randal Grichuk tied the game, 6-6, with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, his 13th of the season, the third-most on the team behind C.J. Cron (23) and Charlie Blackmon (16).


Source link