Derek Jeter let Kyle Seager blooper turn into triple after thinking it was foul (Video)
Derek Jeter may not be an above-average fielder anymore, but what he lacks in range he makes up for with experience, right? Not always. Just ask Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, who turned a bloop hit into a triple on Monday night because of Jeter’s false assumption.
Seager hit a high popup down the third base line in the fourth inning that fell into fair territory. Jeter, who was playing close to third with the shift on, was unable to get to the ball in time to make the catch. To make matters worse, the captain thought it had fallen in foul territory.
As Jeter nonchalantly grabbed the ball and let his momentum take him toward the left field stands, Seager kept running. He got all the way to third by the time Jeter realized what was going on and threw the ball back toward the infield. The Mariners went on to throttle the Yankees 10-2.
Old man problems? We already showed you a ground ball that Jeter couldn’t get to earlier this season, and it was downright painful to watch. He probably should be a third baseman or DH at this point in his Hall of Fame career.