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May 1, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (23) catches a ball hit by Washington Nationals first baseman Tyler Moore (12) for an out in the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Cuddyer and Lagares nearly collided twice
Twice during Tuesday night’s game, Michael Cuddyer and Juan Lagares nearly collided in left field.
On the first play, both players were going hard after a ball in left center, and Lagares slid at the last moment to make the catch while narrowly avoiding major contact with Cuddyer.
On the second play, Lagares was calling a routine fly ball the entire way but Cuddyer didn’t appear to hear him while snatching the ball and avoiding another collision.
It should be noted that Cuddyer is completely deaf in his left ear, but he said after the game that he was simply surprised with the amount of ground Lagares was covering while not noting any hearing issues.
Let’s hope the two communicate better going forward.