Mets’ Jonathan Villar has to dodge balls rolling along Padres’ dugout as he chases popup

  • Sports
  • Mets’ Jonathan Villar has to dodge balls rolling along Padres’ dugout as he chases popup

Mets third baseman Jonathan Villar suddenly found himself playing dodgeball during a baseball game Friday night.

Villar was chasing down a foul popup hit by the Padres’ Jurickson Profar in the fifth inning. As he got near the San Diego dugout, four or five balls rolled in his direction. Villar even kicked one of the balls but stayed on his feet and made the catch.

Were the Padres blatantly cheating? No. The bat boy assigned to the San Diego side knocked over a bucket of balls at the absolutely worst time. 

Clearly, the young man was trying to avoid contact with Villar and catcher James McCann but created more problems instead.

MORE: Mets’ Pillar confirms bat not spattered with blood

In the end, it was no harm, no foul, but there was a good chance of Villar turning an ankle or knee on that play. He missed two games last week with hamstring tightness, so he’s not playing at full health, either.

At least he wasn’t the object of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Did you like this article? You can read it and many others @ Sporting!


Here's the latest news

María Belén Pérez Maurice got the surprise of a lifetime at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 36-year-old Argentinian fencer was speaking to the press after her loss against Hungarian athlete Anna Márton when her coach and boyfriend of 17 years, Lucas...

Fencer’s Coach Surprises Her With On-Camera Proposal at Olympics

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will require 115,000 of its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two months, making it the first federal agency to mandate that employees be inoculated, government...

V.A. Issues Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers, a First for a Federal Agency

The NBA playoffs have concluded, but as the saying goes, basketball never stops. NBA Draft season has arrived. This year's draft class is strong at the top with potentially franchise-changing prospects such as Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham and USC's Evan...

When is the NBA Draft in 2021? Date, time, location, pick order & more to know

If you want people to trust the photos and videos your business puts out, it might be time to start learning how to prove they haven't been tampered with. Image: Lightspring/Shutterstock Great (or terrifying) moments in deepfake history: The argument...

Deepfakes: Microsoft and others in Big Tech are working to bring authenticity to videos, photos

"Wait, What" by Carlos Benzecri, available for sale until July 31 at CRUSH. Photography courtesy of XPOSED. CRUSH, an exhibit of Canadian art, runs until July 31. All proceeds go to Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI+ individuals facing...

CRUSH Art Exhibit: Until July 31, All Proceeds Benefit Rainbow Railroad
Load More
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap