What’s the Worst Defensive Game you’ve ever seen?

by JohnBowen

Last night, the Brewers committed four errors en route to an embarrassing 7-1 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals in game 5 of the NLCS.

Another play – which was not an error – involved Corey Hart misplaying a second inning double off the bat of Yadi Molina.

Corey Hart has trouble going back on the ball, so he starts out around 15 feet from the warning track, thereby conceding a bunch of singles. So you would at least expect him to be capable of getting a high warning-track flyball. But alas, he isn’t.

Two runs scored on a routing play that Jerry Hairston Jr. botched.

Although Carlos Gomez saved two runs in the fourth inning later on with a spectacular diving catch, the end result was errors by three of four infielders (Prince Fielder was the ironic exception), two more misplayed balls, an interference call and three unearned runs.

Not that it mattered with Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder failing to come through with runners in scoring position – and it might all have been moot if Zack Greinke had managed more than 1 swing-and-miss all night.

But still – I couldn’t help thinking – this was the worst display of defense I had ever seen in a baseball game.

So my question to the Dugout Central audience – what is the worst defensive game that you have ever witnessed at the Major League level?

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