The Mets 2023 season, which has been filled with lowlights and poor play, continued that trend once again on Tuesday night against the Marlins at LoanDepot Park.
With runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth inning, Marlins second baseman Xavier Edwards placed a routine sacrifice bunt down the third base line.
Mets starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi field the bunt and fired the ball to third base attempting to get Miami’s lead runner Jon Berti at third base.
However, Lucchesi inexplicably threw the ball to uncovered base easily allowing Berti to score from second, giving the Marlins a 2–1 lead.
He threw it right to absolutely nobody pic.twitter.com/b2grmt6Pl2
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 20, 2023
Fans on social media were absolutely relentless on yet another mind-boggling error by the Mets this season.
I’ve heard of a ghost runner, but never a ghost fielder.
Not sure what Joey Lucchesi was doing here. 😂 pic.twitter.com/hmIfpV3VB2
— Baseball’s Greatest Moments (@BBGreatMoments) September 20, 2023
Well, that's the Mets season in a nutshell. https://t.co/xLExVx25IO
— Anna Huffstutler (@A_Huffstutler) September 20, 2023
#LGM #LOLMets https://t.co/NJS8XqGPyW pic.twitter.com/mQh6PBB7AZ
— Jo Jo Stephens (@mrjojostephens) September 20, 2023
Literally always the same team doing this lol https://t.co/MtIEF0wwAS
— J O N E Z Y (@robjonez12) September 20, 2023
All my liiifeeeee 😆 https://t.co/8cJpyDw0gS
— Carla M. Lawson (@c_m_laws) September 20, 2023
— oh hi there (@TheTrollMiester) September 20, 2023
Seeing ghosts I guess 🤣
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) September 20, 2023
I started to laugh until I realized this was my team with a screw up like that
— Alexander #LGM 🇺🇸 🇮🇹 (@SirFamousNJ) September 20, 2023