Dodgers score go-ahead run vs. Padres as ball goes through Jake Cronenworth's glove (Video)

Jake Cronenworth glove failure, Dodgers vs Padres, 3/20/2024

San Diego Padres first baseman Jake Cronenworth found himself needing an equipment upgrade as a ground ball went right through the webbing of his glove, allowing the Los Angeles Dodgers to score the go-ahead run during Wednesday's MLB Opening Day game in South Korea.

It happened in the top of the eighth inning with one out and Dodgers runners on first and second with the game tied at 2-2. On the first pitch of his at-bat, Dodgers batter Gavin Lux hit a ground ball to first with Cronenworth in position for a possible double play. That was not to be the case, however, as the ball went right through the webbing of Cronenworth's glove, allowing Dodgers runner Teoscar Hernandez to score from second base to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.

Lux reached first base safely as James Outman was able to advance to second on the fielder's choice. Cronenworth was charged with an error on the play, although we agree with the television commentator that the Padres equipment manager may deserve some blame on this one. We wouldn't blame Cronenworth if he wanted to slam his glove a few times after that one.

The Dodgers would go on to score two more runs in the inning and held on for the 5-2 victory to start the 2024 season. As for the Padres, they should invest in some better equipment for their players.


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