VIDEO: One of Shane Greene's 3 errors was particularly embarrassing

by Jul 21, 10:47 PM

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It wasn't a particularly strong night in the field for New York Yankees starter Shane Greene.

While Greene's final pitching line - four runs, all earned, over 5-2/3 innings - doesn't quite show it, he caused himself a lot of headaches by making three errors in the contest.

In the second inning, Leonys Martin reached on Greene's fielding error. With two out and Martin still on first, Jim Adduci dribbled one back to the mound, Greene gathered it and jogged toward first and...sailed the underhand toss way over Kelly Johnson's head.

Maybe Greene should stay in the low-to-mid-90s even throwing over to first.

Later, Greene would pick up a third error on a Geovany Soto infield single that advanced runners but didn't score them. Somehow, with three errors of his own, it was a Brian Roberts error in the third that helped a run score (though it was still earned). What's more, Derek Jeter later made a throwing error, too.

Five errors by the infield and not a single unearned run.

Even with that kind of clustering luck, the Yankees still couldn't manage a victory against the Texas Rangers, falling 4-2 and ending their three-game win streak.

Feature photo courtesy of Adam Hunger / USA Today Sports

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