Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider, who is in his first full season as a major league manager, made an absurd mistake.
His mistake came in a home game against the Baltimore Orioles held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 21st (Korean time).
At the beginning of the 6th inning, he climbed the mound from 2nd base, 1st and 2nd base, gathered starter Alec Manoa and infielders, gave direct operational instructions, and tried to return to the dugout.
There was no intention of changing the pitcher. The problem was that pitching coach Pete Walker had already come up once in the same inning, so the pitcher had to be replaced unconditionally. When manager Schneider, who was unaware of this, tried to go down the mound, the referee stopped him, and eventually Manoa had to go down the mound.
Manoa recorded 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Manoa, who went down the mound with a dejected laugh at the time, said in an interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ after the game, “At that moment, there was silence. He knew the coach had come up ahead. When the coach asked me, ‘Do you want to keep throwing?’, I thought, ‘Didn’t the coach come up?’ He wasn’t sure,” he explained about the situation at the time.안전놀이터
Coach Schneider admitted his mistake at a press conference after the game, saying, “I screwed it up.” He confessed that he completely forgot that the coach had visited the mound earlier, and promised to prevent a recurrence.
One good thing was that it was the right timing for the pitcher replacement anyway. “It was a good time to replace him, no matter what I messed up,” said Schneider.
It was fortunate that we prevented a run in that situation. Tim Mayza, who was in the relief mound, allowed a good hit to right-middle against Joey Ortiz, but center fielder Kevin Kiermeyer threw himself into the fence to catch and prevent a run.
Apart from these efforts, Toronto lost the game 5-6 that day. In the 8th inning when the team was leading 5-2, Jordan Romano, who made a relief mound with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, allowed Ryan Oheon to hit a three-run homer to tie the game. Allowed the winning run in the 10th overtime.
The wounded also came out. Infielder Santiago Espinal suffered a hamstring injury and was replaced.