Matt Harvey gets second chance to change career
- Author: Steve Townsend May 11, 2018,
May 11, 2018, 1:09
It was a messed up, embarrassing moment, no doubt, but batting out of order is the least of this team's concerns right now.
Callaway explained that there is a handwritten version of the lineup card and one printed from a computer. The batting order was supposed to be Brandon Nimmo leading off, Wilmer Flores batting second and Asdrubal Cabrera batting third.
Can someone send this down to the third base dugout?
Cabrera's double was erased in the box score, but Bruce was called out, with a putout to the catcher.
The Reds went on to defeat the Mets, 2-1, on a 10th-inning home run by Adam Duvall. But in the handwritten lineup card presented to umpires, Cabrera was batting second, followed by Flores.
Harvey's last start for NY was on April 19 (six runs over six innings) before his demotion to the bullpen. They're now sitting in fourth place in the NL East.
Mets: RHP Hansel Robles flew back to NY for an MRI on his right knee, which he twisted Tuesday night while reacting to a bunt.
A quick look at the Reds' depth chart reveals that their starting pitchers haven't exactly set the world on fire this year, which is to be expected from a team that has struggled a lot thus far. If he doesn't, then his career will continue to go nowhere. He's in Los Angeles and will join the team for the start of a series Thursday against the Dodgers.
The Reds, who entered Wednesday's game with the National League's worst record at 9-27, took two of three from NY to win their first series of the season.
And, while not actually a case of a batter hitting out of turn, Chris Young of the Boston Red Sox hit after he officially had been taken out of the lineup during a blowout loss to the Baltimore Orioles just previous year.
So, the first inning starts. RHP Tyler Mahle (2-4) faces RHP Walker Buehler (2-0).