El Mago looked more like El No Recuerdo on Monday … ’cause Cubs star shortstop Javier Baez lost track of the outs during an inning, and was then promptly benched over the blunder.
Baez looked straight-up ridiculous during the bottom of the 4th inning of Chicago’s game against the Indians … when the 28-year-old thought there were 2 outs.
You can see in the clip of the play … after Anthony Rizzo hit a pop-up to left field, Baez began circling the bags completely unaware there was only 1 out prior to the at-bat.
Baez was then promptly doubled off at first base … and after he didn’t seem to care too much about the mistake, his manager yanked him.
Cameras caught David Ross having a deep conversation with Baez about the play in the dugout … and it wasn’t hard to see Baez wasn’t happy with Ross’ decision to bench him.
The Cubs went on to lose the game 4-0.
Afterward, though, Baez vowed to be better going forward, saying, “[Ross and I] talked about it. We’re on the same page. I’ll be there tomorrow to help the team.”
Added Ross, “We had a good conversation, and I think that’s behind us … Javy’s really important to this team.”
Tough scene for Javier … but hey, remember when he made this play just a few weeks ago???
Yeah, Chicago should forgive Baez in no time.