Cowgill acknowledges misreading fly ball

Collin Cowgill

Collin Cowgill

#4 CF
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM18
  • HR2

  • RBI8

  • R6

  • OBP.176

  • AVG.160

MIAMI -- Collin Cowgill said he misread Rob Brantly's swing in the ninth inning and initially stepped backward on a ninth-inning fly ball that dropped in front of him. The critical miscue put the tying run on third base and ultimately played a large part in Bobby Parnell suffering a blown save in the ultimate 4-3, 15-inning loss to the Miami Marlins.

"My first step was back. By the time I read it, it had fallen," Cowgill said. "That's the way it goes. It was a full swung. Off the bat I thought it was back. I took a step back. Finally, when I made the correction, it was too late."