The Syracuse Chiefs played a historic game on Sunday night, but it was for all the wrong reasons. In Baseball you can't take your eye off the ball, but on Sunday, you had to wonder whether or not the Chiefs ever had their eyes on the ball.
The Toronto Blue Jays' AAA affiliate committed 10 errors during Sunday's game, equaling the most in the International League in 43 years. Fittingly, Syracuse fell to Ottawa 12-10 in 10 innings.
"We're embarrassed. Our players are embarrassed. There's nothing you can say after a game like this," Syracuse manager Doug Davis said.First baseman Chad Mottola lead the team with four errors. While he's played 51 games in the major leagues, he'd yet to make an error in the show. Mottola was seconded by third baseman John Hattig, who committed three errors.
Perhaps what's most amazing is not the 10 errors, but the fact that they only led to two earned runs. It's late in the season for AAA, and players are either eying a September call-up or upcoming offseason. But 10 errors? That's just incredible!