Beaning, base-running blunders, tough year for Cano

A day after getting beaned with an errant throw while sitting in the dugout, Robinson Cano had another tough day.

The Mariners’ second baseman made another base-running mistake on Sunday. Cano was on third base in the fourth inning and should have tagged up sooner on a line drive hit by Kyle Seager to right field. It’s debatable whether he would have scored against the Angels had he busted for home, but you have to give yourself a chance to do it in that situation.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times writes about Cano’s blunder in the second part of this story.

It’s just another in a series of Little League-like mistakes Cano has been guilty of on the bases this year.

HIs first on April 15 at Dodger Stadium was the most memorable. I’m not even gonna go into the details, but I never recall a player of his status making such a bone-headed move. You can watch it again and listen to Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully describe it here.

On June 4 at Safeco Field, Cano was picked off first base on the day manager Lloyd McClendon took his team out to the field to discuss the art of base-running.

By the way, Cano was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Sunday and his averaged dropped to .241.

It’s been a tough season for the six-time All-Star. The bizarre beaning pretty much captures the whole season for Cano and the Mariners to date. The Mariners, by the way, are paying Cano $24 million a year through the 2023 season.

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