The New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 in the first game of a double-header on Wednesday, and they can thank Ronald Belisario for helping their cause.
The Dodgers reliever, who was suspended one game for his role in the Dodgers-Diamondbacks fight last week, went full Little League mode and turned a pathetic popup to the mound into a two-base error that cost his team a run.
Belisario relieved J.P. Howell in the bottom of the seventh with runners on first and second and one out. He jammed Vernon Wells for what should have been an easy popup back to the mound. But, Belisario, for some reason, was unable to make the catch. Then, he pulled a classic boot job and somehow knocked the ball behind him, which prevented him from getting a runner. Then he realized he might have a shot to nail Robinson Cano at second, so he decided to twirl a ball despite having his feet in a terrible position for the throw. No surprise, he uncorked one into center that allowed Brett Gardner to score.
Belisario completed his perfect outing by hitting the next batter before being replaced.
By my count, Belisario made three mistakes on the same play. The first was missing the popup. The second was kicking it behind him. The third was the awful throw to center. Just pitiful.
The only thing funnier than watching Belisario butcher the play in that video is watching it on a loop like in the GIF below: