MLB Playoffs: The three sins that caused Isiah Kiner-Falefa to go to the bench; speaks himself player

The Hawaiian shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa of the New York Yankeeswas one of the villains of the film in the American League Division Series Game 3 vs. Cleveland Guardiansthis last Saturday at Ohio’s Progressive Field.

That was the case in Game 3, when Kiner-Falefa missed plays that he said “cost us the game.” Kiner-Falefa missed Canadian Josh Naylor’s RBI single in the first inning, made a poor throw to first base on an infield hit by Venezuelan Andrés Giménez and nonchalantly pitched Myles Straw’s hit in the ninth inning, allowing an extra base, as IKF commented:

I’m just disappointed in myself. I feel like I had a chance to find some key plays tonight and help the team win. I couldn’t find them.”

Boone said, “There were a few plays where I felt like that loose, easy athletic thing that he does, got in his way a little bit. He made the mistake right away in Game 1, and then I feel like he hasn’t moved on a couple of balls like we would normally see. Some of it comes from a great place; he wants to do well and not disappoint anyone. But that can also get in your way a little bit.”

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Kiner-Falefa finished the regular season with at least 2 outs above average, tied for 23rd among 37 qualified shortstops. “We’ll see,” Boone said. “I wouldn’t put any expectations on it” (about Game 5 on Monday, if necessary).

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, the LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signing important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB Playoffs: The three sins that caused Isiah Kiner-Falefa to go to the bench; speaks himself player