Terry Francona probably needed a lot of antacid Thursday night.
The Cleveland Indians manager saw his team lose to the Kansas City Royals in 14 innings, but that probably wasn’t the most aggravating part of his night.
That came in the eighth inning when Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas hit a slicing fly ball down the left field line. Indians left fielder Ryan Raburn sprinted after the ball and tried to make a sliding catch along the line.
Raburn couldn’t make the catch, and Moustakas coasted into second base. Disaster then really struck for the Indians, as Raburn got to his feet, grabbed the ball and made arguably the worst throw of this baseball season.
That’s the old Little League home run. The best part in the video is when the broadcast shows one of the replays toward the end with a clear view of Raburn’s throw. As the replay of the ball bouncing in the outfield is being shown, you can hear what has to be the Kauffman Stadium crowd getting a look at the replay. It sounds like a laugh track on a TV show.
The Indians actually tied the game in the top of the ninth to force extra innings. However, the Royals went on to win in the 14th when Nori Aoki lined an RBI single — to left field, naturally.