- The Arizona Diamondbacks came back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
- The Diamondbacks won on a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth inning.
- Padres 1B Eric Hosmer made a terrible decision to end the game.
The San Diego Padres had a 6-0 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks and everything seemed to be going right. Then, things unraveled quickly.
By the end of the eighth inning, Arizona had tied the Padres, 6-6.
In the bottom of the ninth, Christian Walker stepped up to the plate with runners on first and second, two outs, and a chance to end the game.
Walker hit a ground ball…and the walk-off happened, although thanks to a terrible decision by Eric Hosmer.
The Diamondbacks trailed 6-0 in the 7th inning.
They came back to walk-off the Padres in the 9th. Largest comeback in franchise history. 🤯
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 29, 2022
Hosmer smothered the ground ball but fired it to second, where CJ Abrams was late, and the runner was safe, sending Josh Rojas all the way home from second and giving Arizona the lead.
Seriously, nobody knows why Hosmer didn’t throw the ball to first or, at the very least, hold it and load the bases.
Eric Hosmer Got Ripped Apart Following The Play
This didn’t go over well, and Hosmer’s decision-making will be questioned even further.
Damn. This hurt ME and im not even a Pads fan ugh https://t.co/wv6Ld7Z670
— Ant 🕊🇵🇭 (@Awnthony) June 29, 2022
Yeah I think I’m done betting baseball after this one 🤮 https://t.co/NopLD871ED
— lil espresso ☕️ (@Andrewskii) June 29, 2022
Stupidest baseball player ever to walk the earth https://t.co/wDcnprfdaN
— Georgia Power 🕷 (@_gapower) June 29, 2022
Why did Eric Hosmer throw to 2nd? https://t.co/NAmj887xQz
— Metra_BNSF_Rails (@BnsfRails) June 29, 2022
it’s about time the padres act like padres this season smh https://t.co/UQI7tVHBfj
— mason (@masonvtrak) June 29, 2022
Could be hard for people to pin this loss on Hosmer with how bad the bullpen was… not for me. This is embarrassing for a 4 time gold glove award winner. https://t.co/XDYHZ0ZBpb
— Ben Fletcher (@Fletchsports) June 29, 2022
It looked like Hosmer had a much easier play throwing to first, and if he did that, the game probably goes to extra innings. Ouch.
Thankfully, there are many more games for Hosmer to redeem himself, but this one will hurt for a long time.