In the top of the 7th inning of a wild Game 5 of the World Series, Houston Astros center fielder George Springer made a rare but costly error that allowed the Dodgers to take a 8-7 lead.
The normally mistake-free outfielder misplayed a ball by diving for it and letting it bounce all the way to the wall with a guy on first and only one out. Any outfielder worth his salt knows in that situation — tie game, one out, guy on first — you keep the ball in front of you first and foremost. Even Springer would tell you this.
It took him all of one pitch leading off the bottom of the 7th inning to atone for his mistake.
This was one of the most wild baseball games ever. It just so happened to be a pivotal Game 5 of the freaking World Series. Astros and Dodgers fans will tell you it was heart-wrenching to watch so many lead changes and swings, but the casual fan who just wants to see action could not have possibly asked for more.
Game 6 of this epic starts at 8:20 pm EST on Tuesday. Tune in for the fireworks.