The St. Louis Cardinals had a horrible case of bad defense in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series. It must have been contagious as the Boston Red Sox have apparently caught wind of it during Game 2.
After a David Ortiz home run had given the Boston Red Sox a lead, the St. Louis Cardinals stormed back thanks to a couple boneheaded plays from the Boston Red Sox.
First was from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was charged with an error after not cleanly fielding a throw home.
It’s very unlikely the Red Sox would have been able to throw out the runner at home, so the error charge was a bit questionable though the throw to third base from pitcher Craig Breslow, just moments later was clearly scored correctly.
Breslow, attempting to gun out the runner at third who was moving up on the passed ball, sailed the throw down the left field line, allowing the second run to score for the Cardinals, giving the Red Birds the lead.
They would extend it moments later by adding another run, at that point making it 4-2.