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Adam Jones is beginning to develop a reputation for missing fly balls in the outfield. On Friday, his error cost the Baltimore Orioles three runs against the New York Yankees.
Vernon Wells was up with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 7th and the game tied at two. Wells drilled a 93 mph fastball to center, and Jones went back to track it down. He was at the warning track when he reached up to make the catch, but the ball dropped out of his glove. The runners were moving on contact and all three scored to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead.
Jones, you may recall, cost the Orioles a run in the ALDS last year against the Yankees by misplaying a fly ball in center. This time he was right there under the ball and just dropped it — and of course he was blowing a bubble with his gum. Yes, this is the same guy who won the AL Gold Glove in center field over Mike Trout. Robbery.