SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 27: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers throws to first base against the San Francisco Giants in Game One of the 2010 MLB World Series at AT&T Park on October 27, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elvis Andrus
For all that Elvis Andrus has done in his short career so far, the 22-year-old wasn't on Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington's good side on Sunday.
Andrus committed an error that allowed five unearned runs (the difference in the game) in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins and apparently didn't forget about it.
The next inning, Andrus booted another play when he made a "lazy" throw to first on a groundball, and Washington had seen enough.
"I didn’t like his attitude,” Washington told The Dallas Morning News. “The inning before there were a couple of plays he didn’t make, but he gave the effort. There are going to be plays that you can’t make. On that play, there wasn’t energy. Elvis is better than that. I didn’t chew him out, but I let him know that.”
Everyone has their blah days, and Sunday was apparently just that for the young up and coming star.
Andrus is up to 13 errors now this season, which is a high total even for a shortstop, but I'm sure we'll see Andrus right back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Rangers open a three-game set in The Bronx.