Following the bizarre end to last night’s 5-4 loss to the White Sox, many people brought up Luis Castillo’s famous drop of a pop up that cost the Mets a 9-8 loss to the Yankees back in 2009.
But a more similar play came in 1986, one I thought of immediately. Fast-forward to the 22:55 mark of this video (which I watched approximately one million times during my childhood:
In this case, just as in last night’s game, the miscue came from the opposing team, not the Mets. The play tied the game, rather than ending it.
Of course, the 1986 Mets used the opening to eventually win the game. The 2013 Mets gave the gift right back.
Still, always fun when baseball surprises us like this.