MIAMI -- After striking out on three pitches, Adam Greenberg received a standing ovation from fans and high fives from teammates. But Greenberg had to draw the line somewhere.
No, he wasn't going to come out of the dugout for a curtain call.
"I wanted to do that after my at-bat, but I struck out," Greenberg said of the sixth inning. "So I can't do that. You usually come out after a hit or a home run."
So Greenberg waited. It turned out to be good strategy.
The fans at Marlins Park went wild after Donovan Solano singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of Miami's 4-3 victory Tuesday night over the New York Mets. Greenberg sprinted out of the dugout to be the first to greet Solano. Then Greenberg did what he had been considering following the strikeout.
Greenberg, wanting to thank the fans for their support, took off his hat in front of the dugout and waved it in the air. He got his third standing ovation of the night.