Jurickson Profar picked off while celebrating single (Video)
Jurickson Profar just learned the hard way that he needs to be standing on a base before celebrating a big hit.
Profar is playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and singled with a man on second and one out in the top of the first inning of his country’s semifinal game against Puerto Rico on Monday night.
The throw from right field went all the way to catch Yadier Molina at home, which held the Netherlands’ runner at third. After rounding first, Profar carelessly meandered back to the bag, all while pumping up his teammates. He had taken his eyes off the ball and play, and Molina noticed that. Molina threw behind Profar, who was tagged out for the second out of the inning.
.@Yadimolina04’s got the ball. Stay woke. https://t.co/uM7eLPzmyf #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/QWhwUAyoGo
— WBC Baseball (@WBCBaseball) March 21, 2017
The next batter up, Wladimir Balentien, homered to make it 2-0. Not only did Profar’s mistake likely cost them a run, but the Netherlands made another out on the bases while he was at-bat. They only made one out with their bats that inning.